Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Countdown Day 14: Blue Plate Special

So begins our countdown. Here are Roger's 112 Xeloda pills. Four in the morning, four in the evening for the next 14 days. As they say, "Down the hatch..."


  1. woohoo!!! last round of pills....

  2. Hello Robin and Roger, I've not commented lately but have been checking in and out of your blog to see how you all are doing. Glad the pills are coming to an end and that the treatments seem to be working. As Dylan Thomas said, "Do not go gentle into that good night, Rage, rage against the dying of the light." Seems to me like you are putting up an excellent fight with good results. I can only hope that I don't have such a challenge as I am not sure I would do as well.
    Re Robin's question, yes I did my 22 km and survived. I have another 26 k training run in two weeks and then the 30 km race near the end of March. At this point in my life, I really do not "race" to finish but run to help keep my weight down as I continue to eat much as I like. If I liked eating less, I should not have to run so much.

  3. Kind of looks like a plate of beans.
    That has to be the best sight ever. Counting down along with you. Soon.

  4. Yay! You get to count down by fours as well! Makes it go faster!

  5. I thought they were beans, too!

    Keep that quilt wrapped around you, Roger, to remind you that we're all pulling for you through this final stretch.

    Robin, you should snuggle right in there with him. You two are in this together - and I hope our love for you strengthens you. The Robin-Roger burrito as it were . . .

  6. Oh, I thought those were beans when I saw the photo.
    Hang in ther roger!

  7. beans beans the musical fruit... oh yeah...not really beans.

    thanks again for all the support.

    to clarify: the effect, if any, of this course of chemo is not knowable. i had a clean pet scan after surgery. people who do this have a better outcome statistically after 5 years.

  8. Hundred-twelve pills of meds on the plate,
    Hundred-twelve pills of meds,
    Ya put 'em down, 4 at a time,
    Hundred-eight pills of Meds on the plate!

    I'm not making light of the situation, just a little silliness to celebrate the countdown!

  9. Wonderfully whimsical way of presenting this challenge. Boy, those would be ugly-looking beans...
    Good going, Roger.

  10. Beautiful Ikat under those pills.....

  11. those are big honkin' pills, Roger. Here's to the beginning of the end of sluggin' down those things.

    You've done what you can to improve your chances of good health well into the future. I look forward, greatly, to having you around.

  12. You make those pills look beautiful on that blue plate. May they also act beautifully to restore Roger to good health!