“For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today” – African Proverb
So I don’t start my chemo-therapy until Monday morning and I think as most would assume I am trying to party it up as much as possible before this battle gets underway. Just laying around trying to get as much booze, fried food and sleep in me as possible….. haha. I am just kidding, but there are a few things I want to get done before this thing gets underway.
Between yesterday and today I accomplished goal number #1 on my bucket list of awesome things to do before chemo starts. A nice relaxing visit to…… the dentist. Luckily I only had to get 6… yup, count em, 6 cavities drilled and filled. To be honest, the dentist Dr. Bloom made things as smooth and easy as possible and I didn’t feel a thing. But I will let you in on a little secret: the part that made it all worth while was getting X-rays and a teeth cleaning from a beautiful brunette hygienist. I think I might just have to ask her for her number next time. I may be wrong, but it definitely felt like something was there, like love at first sight. Even though she was wearing a mask, those gorgeous brown eyes looked really familiar and I could swear i’ve known her for years! Well, there is always next time right….?
Anyway, enough of the day dreaming. Tomorrow looks to be another exciting day filled with my favorite activities and #2 on my bucket list of awesome things to do before chemo starts. A trip to New England Cryogenics, also known as…… the sperm bank. Well, I guess I wasn’t too far off on the favorite activity thing….. just kidding Ma! hehe, hope I didn’t lose anyones prayers for that one (*cross myself.*) Even though the doctor assures me it is not a very common side effect of the specific drugs I will be administered during Chemo, Chemo-therapy in general poses a risk of losing some fertility “down there.” I think we would all agree that it’s better to be safe than sorry. I want to definitely have a family later on in life and this is just a way to safe-guard that.
Other than my specific itemized schedule, I have been doing the whole healthy living thing. A mouth watering breakfast of bran muffin and water really hits the spot lol. But everything is well once I get outside for some exercise. My dad and I have been doing a daily 5 mile jog/walk around the charles with my dogs Miley and Oakley. The plan is to pick up the pace as time goes on and eventually turn it into a run. Sometimes I start thinking this whole thing was just gods plan to whoop me back into shape. Well, a healthy body is a healthy mind right?
Anyway, tomorrow I get the port placement in my chest. Should be quick and easy. Wish me luck.
Love you all – Teej
p.s. Before any of you panic, or for those of you who don’t know me well…. You know that beautiful brunette hygienist? The one with the gorgeous eyes I referred to above?…..that is my girlfriend Amanda. She has been my rock through this whole thing, and yes, when I first saw her on the steps of the boston public library it most certainly was love at first sight. I should have mentioned it last blog, but better late than never….. Happy Two Year Anniversary Sweetheart, I love you more than words. (7/14/09)
Liz gett July 20, 2011
10/10/2015 01:23:13 pm
Wow TJ. You continue to amaze me with your spirit and your wonderful sense of humor! Maybe Mom won’t read about your “bucket list activity” for tomorrow! Lots of love and prayers, Liz and all the Getts
Melissa (Armstrong) Fabick July 20, 2011
10/10/2015 01:23:42 pm
I got a good laugh out of the beautiful brunette hygienist with the gorgeous eyes :) I knew you had a great girlfriend and figured that she might be that lovely lady!! Looks like you have more fun lined up on that bucket list for tomorrow (don’t worry I won’t tell your mom!) Not to worry you certainly still have our prayers! It is always better to be safe and look forward to a big reunion in a few years where our kids will be playing with yours just like we did growing up!! :)
Jackie July 20, 2011
10/10/2015 01:24:01 pm
Oh Teej… :)
Liz Macone July 21, 2011
10/10/2015 01:24:19 pm
Keep up the good work and positive attitude Teej. I am just wondering who is whipping whom into shape with those daily jaunts around the Charles??
danielle July 21, 2011
10/10/2015 01:24:37 pm
Amazing! I smiled the entire time as I read this. You are amazing and your attitude and strength is contagious. Keep on keeping on! With you always! Danielle
danielle July 21, 2011
10/10/2015 01:24:56 pm
Amazing! I smiled the entire time as I read this. Your amazing and attitude and strength is contagious. Keep on keeping on! With you always! Danielle
Robin Michael July 21, 2011
10/10/2015 01:25:17 pm
Blair July 21, 2011
10/10/2015 01:25:38 pm
Kayley Marsh-Haupt July 21, 2011
10/10/2015 01:26:00 pm
I’m quoting you again, shocker!, “AWESOME!”
joe roller July 21, 2011
10/10/2015 01:26:22 pm
Dave Lentine July 21, 2011
10/10/2015 01:26:45 pm
Yup as I thought – your Mom doesn’t let much slip bye her! Funny that hygienist thing – I’m kinda hooked on mine – Cheryl. Who knows perhaps someday I let her know I think she is hot and move it out of my imagination to reality!! Keep your Dad pounding the pavement it is good for him!! Thinking you all the time, sending my prayers you way. Good luck tomorrow TJ!
11/26/2021 01:11:34 am
<a href="https://www.dosepharmacy.com/kamagra-100mg-tablet"> kamagra 100 mg </a> It belongs to a group of medicines known as phosphodiesterase type 5 PDE 5 inhibitors. it is a prescription medicine used to treat erectile dysfunction in men. It works by increasing blood flow to the penis. that helps men to get or maintain an erection.
Leave a Reply.