Wednesday, March 12, 2014

I woke up late, guess I'm never really early...


Hello...

There is just not enough time.

I have twenty-five blog posts to read. Y'all are prolific this week.

I've been lazy. It's not ENTIRELY my fault. I somehow contracted a computer virus and my floor-sleeper has been fixing my computer for two days.

I don't know if I'm thankful or irritated.

We went out to eat with the family on Monday and my brother, after one week of treatment, is showing the effects. His color is terrible, he looks exhausted, his hair looks like it's falling out. He won't tell us, but my sister-in-law told us that he has been experiencing some of the severe side effects of the drug.

But now, the good news - his white blood cell count dropped from 79,000 to 39,000. In just one week. The drug is working.

More good news - my brother was as obnoxious as ever. I never thought I'd be happy about my brother being a big jerk, but I am. If he's arguing with me for an hour and a half across a crowded dinner table at Texas Roadhouse, that means he's feeling well enough to fight this thing.

That is all.

Oh wait.

One last thing...

Something made me think about this movie the other day, and this scene is one of my all-time movie favorites. If you haven't seen The Contender, I highly recommend it, and don't watch this [spoiler alert]! Otherwise, here's the awesome final scene:


24 comments:

  1. You're trusting your computer to the slug on your floor? How brave of you.

    We went through pancreatic cancer with my mother-in-law a few years ago. I understand.

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    1. I had that same thought about my computer.

      I just really hate cancer. :(

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  2. Good wishes to your brother. If you need some assistance with your virus, send me an email and I will direct you to some good, free resources.

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  3. My best wishes and brightest hopes for your brother's recovery. And thank you for the inspiring movie clip --have not seen the film but will.

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    1. Thank you Geo.! :)

      The movie is great, the ending is the best part in my opinion. I believe Joan Allen was nominated for an Oscar for this movie, she is just awesome in it.

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  4. Hi there. You don't have to read every blog post, you know. Most people don't.

    Great to hear that your brother is feisty, and good to hear that you sound so strong!
    Susie xo

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    1. Thank you Susie!

      But I do have to read every one, I doooo. Because if I don't I might miss something!

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  5. The Contender, The American President, Wag the Dog (fortunately I watched The West Wing when it was on), these are movies I always meant to watch, because they're ideas I relish, an open political idealism or at least meditation we don't often see in action. Thanks for bringing one of them up.

    Glad to hear your brother's in a fighting mood, and that it's placing your relationship with him in a welcome new context.

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    1. Thank you Tony! It really is...

      Ohhh, The American President is another really good movie you should see! It also has a really great speech at the end. See these movies!

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  6. Glad to hear your brother is battling and winning. Best wishes.

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    1. Thank you so much, I appreciate that. :)

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  7. What an awesome movie that was. I saw it about ten years ago. And I am glad that the treatment is working on your brother! Please keep us updated.

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    1. I will, Keith, thanks so much!

      I know, the movie was a long time ago! It has really stuck with me because of the awesome ending and Joan Allen gave such an incredible performance.

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  8. Not sure I've seen that one, don't think so. Glad your brother is doing well on it, yuck to the side effects though

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    1. Hi Pat, it's a good movie!
      Yeah, yuck for real...but in this case, the side effects definitely are worth it. Just awful though!

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  9. I had been thinking about your brother and wondering how things have developed for him. He is in my thoughts and prayers, Mitch.

    Just finished watching the entire clip you appended. Lots to think about.

    Thanks for being you.

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    1. Thanks so much, Suze. I love how thoughtful you are! I'm thankful for you being you!!

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  10. It's good to hear your brother is responding to treatment. My sister would argue with a pencil :)

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    1. LOL I argue however I can! :)
      Thank you so much!

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  11. I'm glad your brother is still maintaining his good spirits. I truly believe happiness and outlook can effect how well we overcome illness and adversity. Hugs to all of you!

    Elsie
    AJ's wHooligan in the A-Z Challenge

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  12. Good hearing about your brother's recovery.
    And my sister is obnoxious too :P

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    1. Thank you so much!! :)
      I'm beginning to learn that obnoxious siblings are the norm! :)

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