So I’ve been taking pills to stop the growth of my cancer since March. It’s now December. My life in this period has been one of extreme paranoia - I know the pills won’t work forever. They have been doing an awesome job of keeping me tired (the #1 side effect) and has made my skin very irritable with tight clothing so I’m extremely casual these days.
The scans I’ve had have shown excellent progress - infact the last one showed that there was no active cancer left.
As I blogged about at the start of the year, I revealed that I have cancer. At the start of February I noticed a lump on my lump. This eventually turned into two lumps on my lump and was starting to give me some pain so I was called in for PET and MRI scans. Last week I was given the results of these scans and sadly, the cancer has spread from the single lymph node to my shoulder, spine and liver.
Let’s face it, 2020 was not a great year for many people due to the Covid-19 virus. For me, it wasn’t much of a change as I’ve worked at home for many years which has spared me much of the rigours of Covid.
At the time, Abbey was a front-line worker at a care home and a supermarket. Luckily her job allowed her to help home school the kids during the lockdown allowing me to work and then look after the kids while she worked nights and weekends.
So I just got this email and I thought I would share it verbatim:
I just wanted to thank you for such a great piece of software (dhcpcd)…
I often forget the people that make all this cool stuff that make linux. bsd and all the other unixes work… so rather sending a bug report, I’d just though i’d send you a hello! and thanks for giving my machines ip addresses!