Sunday, April 26, 2009

Back to Pole Dancing

I'll just give it to you straight. I've relapsed and will have to start all over again. I enter the hospital later this week to get the poison, which will hang from little bags strung from a pole I'll take with me everywhere I go. Not that I'll go far.

Ironically, I feel healthy and strong. This will not last, nor will my hair, which I'm going to shear off in a pre-emptive strike. I'm trying my best to be philosophical, and except for a few middle-of-the-night crying jags, I've maintained my dignity and sense of humor.

Looks like the Plog will be going prime time once again. Watch for continued updates. Who knows what the scriptwriters have up their sleeves.


Daria said...

Wishing you the best with the treatment ... damn cancer.

Ronni Gordon said...

I agree with Daria: Stupid cancer. I'm so sorry to hear the news. Well, keep your head up and put your trust in Dr. Antin and the crew. They know what they're doing. I'm still in the hospital and will be here well into the week so let me know where you'll be and I can show off the stubble on my head.

Anonymous said...

Best of luck in your fight against cancer. Stay positive, think happy thoughts, and be strong no matter how difficult it may be. Good things come to those who are optimistic.

susiegb said...

So sorry to hear the news, but keep that sense of humour! Pole-dancing indeed! Don't know if laughter is truly the best medicine, but it most definitely helps!

Jim said...


OK, now I'm mad. Your army is mobilizing behind you. Daria said it best ... DAMN cancer.


areiser said...

I am so sorry to hear about your relapse. My name is Alison and I have been cheering you along on the sidelines since I navigated to your plog last Oct. My mother had a mini transplant for AML M1 at Dana Farber in Oct 2008. You have such a delightful sense of humor and such poignant insights. I will continue to cheer for you to a FULL RECOVERY! It is getting into the season for bad hair weather anyhow so it was smart that you have decided to rid yourself of the burden! In all seriousness, my heart is broken to have to watch anyone endure this struggle but just know that people that don't even know you, are thinking POSITIVE thoughts and wishing you the best.


** SAVE MICHELLE ** said...

Dear PJ,

You're in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there lady! Keep us posted and let us know if there's anything we can do. I'll even ship my furry partner (Marshawn the yorkie) to cheer you up if necessary. He's cuddley and will work for food.


Brenda said...

I can't believe it!!
No comment. **** blasted **** **** **** cancer! Sorry I can't find anything positive to say. I'm so tremendously sorry. Wishing you more strength than I could have. I'll be following you. Great big tight hugs, speechless Brenda

Anonymous said...

DARN IT. I can not believe I am just checking in on things now. You are a warrior and you know you will get through this ugly, messy, and tiring bump. But that is what it is- a big bump never coming at the right time.

Can you please post your mailing address or even email it to me?
Keep the posts coming- we all have faith and pulling for you girlie!!