Archive for April, 2011

Almost Cut My Hair, Part Deux.

Friday, April 8th, 2011

So I cut my hair.  No almost about it.  This is a second post within an hour.  I think it requires it’s own blog.

A few days ago, I still had leftover hair coming out.  So I had to make a decision.  Live for some time with half of my head with a “cancer patch” which took up most of left side of my noggin, or just go for it. So I shaved off the other half. 

Yes…that’s right.  Mohawk.  I weighed my options for a second or two.  I could look like a guy with a big cancer patch on my head, or I could just simply look nuts.  I went for the nuts.  Kasey just got back with the yellow hair dye that glows under the black light.  Gotta run.  Till next time…

Oh yes.  Photos cost $5 each.  😉

~R

Feelin’ Alright…(mostly)

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Greetings!  Been a little while since I’ve posted.  The days seem to just slip by.  That’s a good thing up here in Northern Vermont.  It snowed a little yesterday.  And the day before.  Today, and this weekend, hopes to see maybe a leap into the very low 60’s. 

Anyway…today’s blog title is pretty accurate on how I’m doing.

As “they” say, I’ve got good days and I’ve got not so good days.  Actually I thnk “they” call them bad days.  But I like to keep my glass half full if you know what I mean.  When I first wake in the morning, it’s hard to get out of bed.  But with a little prodding from the kids I roll out, take my morning cocktail of meds, and it can then go either way.  I’m either feelin’ alright, or I’m nauseous and fatigued.  But push through the pain and I can shine it on for most of the day.  The weird symptoms with coordination continue, and I’ve got some weird “ticks” in my appendages.  They almost seem to be “nano-seizures” because it’s my body doing something I’m not consiosly intending.  I can really not suspect or blame it on medication, which was a theory before.  But I’m off of anything that would cause the loss of coordiantion.  So either my brain rewires itself, or it’s permanaent.  Either way, it’s ok.  I’m nimble.  I can adjust.

Who misses the Captain and Tennille?  The Captain played some funky keys.  Not like Billy Preston or anything, but for someone having to split his time between playing the keys and being the captain of some vessel…he’s pretty OK.

I still don’t drive.  I still can’t focus on more that one thing at a time.  I’m easily confused by seemingly simple tasks.  I walk into rooms and forget why I went there.  But as long as I’ve got the Captain and Tennille and Billy Preston around I’ll be fine.  I’m still Rob.

~R