Originally Posted by Blah64
Originally Posted by Relic
Thank you so much for your kind words! I really do have great support, my husband hired a nursing group a few months back that come in every morning. They check up on me, cook a meal or two when I feel like I can keep it down but I survive mostly on those milk drinks that they feed malnourished children. The biggest thing they do for me though is make sure the doses for my medication is what it needs to be, which I have to tell you is probably the most difficult thing when your taking handfuls at a time. During most of my day though I'm pretty much alone except for my nutty dog who's idea of comfort is to bring me bugs from the garden and sleeps on top of me, snoring and passing gas. So I surf a lot, especially sites like this and watch a lot of cancel TV shows from the 80's. Personally I would have killed that Gilligan years ago.
Oh wow, I think I went off on a tangent there didn't I, sorry about that. Again thank you sweetie for the beautiful post. I hope to talk with you more as the this blue ball of ours spins.
Your new friend,
Thanks for the laughs, I had a couple literal LOLs. But hey, we're supposed to be keeping you in good spirits, not the other way around, right?! ;-) Then again, if you want to entertain us, just keep passing along stories about how your dog sleeps on you, snoring and passing gas, and about your friend who was in the porn business. LOL again.
It's great to hear about your family being there for you. Ideally that would always be the case, but not everyone has that support. It's not easy for anyone
when long-term illness strikes, though I'm sure I don't need to remind you of that. Hugs all around!
Since you brought up Gilligan, I'll mention that I always relate that show with I Dream Of Jeannie and Bewitched. Not that they have similar content, but I think they were designed to appeal to the same (vintage now!) audience. That, and they were on back-to-back-to-back in the afternoons here in the states. Not sure if you brought the show up because you enjoyed it, but if you did, what the heck, give some of the other similarly aged stuff a shot. Other same-era stuff that I remember enjoying at the time would include The Munsters, The Adams Family, Beverly Hillbilles, Mr. Ed, and oh I'm sure there are plenty more. They're obviously dated now, but what the heck, worth sampling.
But speaking of TV shows (and lots of time to watch them! ;-) ), there's one modern show I want to make sure you haven't missed. I know the odds you haven't seen it over the past 6+ years are small, but myself being a watcher of very, very little TV as an adult meant that I completely missed this series until just a few months ago: The Big Bang Theory. I think anyone with a non-trivial amount of geekiness should definitely give it a shot. I've watched the entire 6 years over the span of about 4 months, which for me was crazy!
Well, enough about TV. Enjoy the moments you can, and willpower yourself better!
Thank you for the kind words in your very sincere post. I know people think they have to tip around the subject of cancer but those of us who have had to ‘peer into the abyss’ have discovered that laughter and tears are more closely related than might ever be imagined. When around people I try to keep things as light and pleasant as possible, I don't do it for me but for those around me. I noticed after I break down peoples defense barrier, (you know what I am talking, the whole aaaahhhhh you poor thing attitude), we can then get down and start having real conversations again, then of course start in with all those great cancer jokes. My daughter always reminds me to eat, she says's, "Mom don't forget, your eating for two now", referring to myself and the tumor.
I love watching older TV shows, I recently came across a cartoon called, "Wait Till Your Father get's home and the purchased the first season on NetFlix. Just finished the 4th episode and I'm really enjoying the series. Next on the list for me to watch is Mash, a girlfriend of mine raided her husbands DVD collection for me. Since I have to give them back before her husband finds out, I'm just ripping them into MP4's to watch on my iPad and/or Chromebox. The cool thing is I got to use my 7 disk DVD ripper again. I bought a cheap tower, really cheap AMD motherboard with a half way decent but also inexpensive AMD processor (80 bucks and it is as fast as an i5), filled the case to capacity with 7 DVD readers that I bought for 5 bucks a piece from an over-stock auction. It's perfect for ripping entire seasons without having to constantly replace the disks when their finished. The OS is Debian but it doesn't have a GUI, when disk(s) are inserted it automatically rips them, creates a folder and then uploads the file to my NAS. Wrote the program myself using Python and mencoder. When the machine is done ripping it ejects the CD's and then sends an email telling me it's done. I built this machine originally to copy our insanely huge DVD collection but after my son was finished the machine kind of went into retirement. So I am excited to rip a DVD, gives me something to do and I might fuss around with the program, maybe have it send and SMS instead of an email.
Not sure why I went off like that, you guys probably aren't interested in such things but I think it's therapeutic to tell you guys what I am doing during the day. Not much, basically, but I do try to keep my mind a little stimulated instead of vegging in front of the monitor all day. I think I ruined my dog as well, she is spending so much time with me that she rarely leaves my bed, potty breaks and getting someone for me is the extent of her exercise. My son takes her on daily walks but he tells me she's not that enthusiastic about it , at least not like she once was. Do you guys think she is in danger of depression because of me, I know dogs sometimes take on their masters state of mind. I'm not depressed and talk to her the entire day, seriously I talk to my dog as if she as sister, she seems to dig it and I'm absolutely positive she understands most of what I am saying. When I'm on youtube she snoggles with me, when she bounces her head against my belly she want's to watch kitty or doggie videos. Funniest thing ever, I'll have one of the kids take a video of it and we'll post it here. Please be warned, I don't look very good right now,
So I sold my Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2 and some other gadgets I had laying around on ricardo.ch, Swiss version of Ebay, I've decided to consolidate the technical side of my life. I have been getting along fine with just my iPad and Chromebox. I did buy a Nexus 7 V2, the last gadget purchase I made but my son stole it, so I made him deal that he can keep it as long as he sells his iPad Mini then takes the money to buy a Nexus 7 for his sister, you can't just give something to one child and not the other. So that's up on ricardo as well, now before you call foul on the Nexus 7, it is the LTE version and he really wanted it, sooooo. I still have a monster of a workstation in my office which I can connect to if need something more. But I'm doing just fine with those two, I had played around with notion of getting the new Surface 2 but the more I think about it, it will just sit in the corner collecting dust so I will wait till/if I get better to think about purchasing anything new.
Anyhoooo, please excuse the babbling and thanks to everyone for reading, luv yea all.