Post Chemo Update and Site Revisions
It’s been four days since I received my Avastin and Irinotecan infusions. So far, it has been very tolerable. I’ve experienced some times of being very tired where my body felt like a lead weight and I slept or napped more than usual. No nausea or any other ill effects to report. If this therapy works and I can continue to tolerate it well, then I’ll be very happy. I have to give credit to Tina for making sure I stay hydrated, eat the right things and walk and exercise.
We now own the domain name, glioblasted.com. It’s just a little easier to type glioblasted.com into a browser instead of glioblasted.wordpress.com, but either URL will work. To be honest the decision kind of had to do with branding. Since I worked in advertising and web strategy before my cancer, I guess it’s kind of ingrained in me to think like that. One difference is that usually you WANT your site to get lots of page views. In my case it just means way too many people are affected by this horrible cancer.
In the beginning I wasn’t sure what the purpose of this site would be. It’s more clear to me now so I’ve begun to go back and edit some of the pages and posts in an attempt to make it easier for the disturbingly high number of people affected by GBM to distinguish useful information from my introspective ramblings.
The event plans for September 21 and 22 in Gadsden are coming along great. Some fantastic sponsors have been very generous, donating venues and services as well as items to auction or raffle off, including: music equipment, artwork, memorabilia, printed t-shirts and more. But the main attraction will probably be the bands that have volunteered to perform and getting to reconnect with old friends and my hometown community to celebrate life.
I’ll post more details soon.
Happy Labor Day weekend!