April 14, 2011

I know it’s been about two weeks since I last updated. I’ve been trying to finish up some cases at work and getting ready to go out. I’ve made peace for the most part with going back out on disability. It’s necessary in order to recover fully and go back to work and do it right.

I’ve had my ups and downs over the last couple of weeks. I didn’t get to see Fipp last weekend. She had to work all day Saturday and then on Sunday she had to leave for a conference in Atlanta. I’m not going to get to see her this weekend either. I’m going to New York for the OMG 2011 cancer conference. OMG is an annual gathering of Young Adults to network and discuss cancer related challenges. It’s put on by i2Y, which if you’ve been keeping up with me for the last few months, is the largest young adult advocacy and support group in the country. It’s something which I want to get more involved with. Going to the conference will help, but also being out and a little better rested I’ll allow me to devote some time to being more involved.

When I’m in NY, I’ll be staying with Nate. It will be great to see him. I haven’t seen him since the wedding and we don’t get to see each other nearly as often as I’d like. Hopefully NY won’t be too cold. It’s been so nice here since the end of February, I shudder to think of willingly leaving for a colder place.

I’m also planning Tom’s bachelor party. We’re going to go to Atlantic City. I don’t know too much AC, but I imagine there will be some gambling and maybe some fishing or golf. If any of y’all know about AC please feel free to give some suggestions.

On the health front, my counts have been holding steady, but they’re down overall for the year. I think that is due in part to how tired I am and the fact I didn’t take enough time for a complete recovery. I’ve been having alot of lower back pain and pain in my joints. Part of it is caused by the steroids I’m on. I think the back pain is from the bone marrow biopsies. Most of it might be in my head though. I’ve spoken with some other people and they’ve said they have had pain from bone marrow biopsies for a long time afterwords.

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