I’m no good at this

Hello all, can’t believe i let 2 months slip away from my latest update…  it appears I’m not built for blog-writing. Blogs are for people who have an urge to share something on a fairly regular basis, and I think that’s where I’m failing. Not so much on the sharing something part, as it appears things happen to me almost daily. It’s more about the urge to share that I’m terrible at.

Now, I’m not walking around going “oh, folks don’t need to hear about this part of my treatment” because I know that’s important news to my friends. I do, however, seem to have a hard time sharing information via blog. Not like I’m a recluse, but I do feel like what I usually have to share is not the lightest of news – I mean, we are talking about living with Stage IV cancer here – and I just feel like a downer sometimes.

While we’re here, just a little update on my progress: Started taking chemo pills this month in place of the day-long infusion I was undergoing before. I like the pills much better, I take 2 weeks of them and then enjoy a week off of them (I’m in that off-week now). The pills are a lower dosage so the side effects are really mild, if there are any; I have yet to discover them. So I’ll take some more rounds of these pills, then check how well they’re doing with yet another CT scan in the upcoming months. if they work like we think they should, this could be a manageable long-term solution to keeping the tumors at bay. Until then, I’m enjoying the spring as I wanted, feel generally normal, and pass the time watching the hair grow back on my head. I still look like a mangy dog at the moment but at least the hair fairy came back to grace my chrome dome again.

So there’s not going to be much here after this post (not like there was much in the past 2 months before it), I just don’t think this is right for me. I dislike talking about myself in a blog-type situation but I’ll happily answer any direct questions anyone might have. Stay strong, thank you as always for your healing thoughts, and get outside and enjoy what’s left of spring. Feel free to hit me up if you have any other questions, I like to talk to people – just on a more personal level.

Love to all,

11 thoughts on “I’m no good at this”

  1. Thank you, once again, for being open and honest. I feel like the blog posts helped you as well as friends and family, especially at first, but I can understand why you would not want to continue doing them. Stay strong and keep relying on that wicked sense of humor to get you through. As far as I’m concerned, you can conquer anything with the traits you possess and the love and support of those around you. Love to you and your family.

  2. Eric, so glad that the chemo pills are an option for your treatment = less side effects . Thank you for sharing your journey – I hope you know what an inspiration you are to family and friends. Love, Jo

  3. We get it Eric. We that love you & are concerned about you liked getting the update. Hope you get a good report Eric. Bob & I will see you soon.

  4. Glad you are doing well on the chemo pills! I understand, but maybe try thinking of the blog like it was an email? Or send an email and then copy and post it? It’s great to be able to see how you are doing, and the blog lets you do it on your schedule.

  5. Eric. Actually you are good at this but I think I know where you are today! It’s different now than first diagnosed. My layman’s thoughts are that you continue to share “new” discoveries with your concerned followers. We don’t want you to cut us out of your progress , or your feelings. They are VERY important to us.

    Love you.

  6. I totally agree with Chad’s well spoken response to your blog update this time! However, you really are good with words in my book! We’re always in your corner, love you!

  7. Thanks for the latest update. We understand why you would like to keep your conversations personal. You have always amazed us with your funny interpretation of your feelings at the moment. Glad the chemo pills seem to be helping.
    See you at Julia’s graduation. Looking forward to sharing a brewski.
    Love you !

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