Friday 7 March 2014

Anniv 3

I know a place where I can go when I'm low down. To your house, down to your house, I will go when I'm low.
Total life forever - Foals

Anniversary season - part 3: Salvage

A year ago today, I had my stem cell transplant. So underwhelming at the time. But it saved my life. The nurse had a moment's trouble getting the tubes all connected and some of my cells ended off on the floor. Like watching my own life pour away. But there were more than enough left for me. Science and the human body. Amazing things.

I know a face who I can show my true colours. To your arms, into your arms, I will go, when I'm low. 'Cause total life forever, will never be enough
Total life forever - Foals

Thursday 6 March 2014

Anniv 2

I thought I was smart. I thought I was right. I thought it better not to fight. I thought there was a virtue in always being cool.
Fight test - The Flaming Lips

Anniversary season - part 2: Battle

A year ago today, I had high dose melphalan. It didn't feel great. It led to a lot of vomiting. My guts fell out. And my blood turned to water. Still, my myeloma liked it even less than I did. And I have recovered, while my myeloma is still on its back.

I don't know where the sunbeams end and the starlight begins. It's all a mystery. To fight is to defend. If it's not now then tell me when, would be the time that you would stand up and be a man.
Fight test - The Flaming Lips