Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Countdown LAST DAY!

It's true, it's true! Today is the last day Roger has to take four pills in the morning and four pills in the evening. Today this insane, fakakta medical/pharmaceutical intervention ends. We are absolutely, crazily giddy with excitement, and that's not bad for a 68 year-old cancer survivor and his 58-year old neurotic care-taking wife. WE DID IT. Let me rephrase that: WE FUCKING DID IT!

So, here's a photo we both agree is the photo to end this countdown. It's a tree we've passed many times on many walks out on the trail. It's a still-alive tree that's been struck by lightning. We know it's not really true that lightning only strikes once. But we also know, that even after it has struck, life goes on in the forests of the world.

Thank you from our deepest hearts for hanging in there with us.

roger's update-------------------

thanks for all the support. here's a song for the occasion.

this is the last time

32 comments:

  1. Congratulations and hallelujah!

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  2. Ooh! Ooh! Can we break out the bubbly?!
    Very good progress, guys.

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  3. I'm lifting a glass right now!! Hallelujah indeed! And may all the good things be yours! Laugh, sing and dance! My very happy thoughts are with you now and always1

    Sylvia

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  4. Hooray for today! With much love.

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  5. Yahooooo, each day is a gift, and now you have a whole bunch of them to enjoy!!!

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  6. count on us to join in the glee - roger is the star of the week! so thrilled for you guys!

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  7. woooooot! get those pills down; then it's party time!

    xoxox

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  8. How terrific to be putting all of this behind you! Yay!!!

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  9. It's evening now, so the last four pills have been taken! Wonderful to know that!

    Beautiful photo. To be alive! Life goes on!

    Love always,
    am

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  10. I am having a glass in your honor...well, not now, of course, as I never drink before 6:00 am, but soon! I'm glad for you both! "Springer"

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  11. Congratulations! I think I heard that shout of joy all the way across the country!

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  12. HOORAY!! I am proud of both of you for hanging in there.

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  13. http://www.cafepress.com/liberalprogdemMarch 01, 2011 8:44 AM

    What a wonderful metaphor. As the ancient Egyptians were so fond of writing: Life! Prosperity! Health!

    With love, Victoria and John

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  14. What an amazing journey you two have been on and how wonderful that the last pill is to be history.
    Enjoy that freedom tomorrow brings full tilt.
    Only upward and outward from here on.

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  15. Yikes, why did it give my webpage ainstead of my screen name? Not my intention! Let me try this again....Via

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  16. Well, some Jimmy cliff to celebrate:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIqLsGT2wbQ

    Here's a glass to many more bright, bright sunshiny days!

    Hurray for Roger and hugs to you both.

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  17. Happy, Happy, Happy! We'll be toasting this evening (drat, don't want to be drinking at the office!)
    around the time of the last quartet of pills are doing a proactive sweep of Roger.
    In the famous post-victory words of SF Giant Tim Lincecum, F*ck YEAH! Super hugs to you both!!

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  18. Happy dance!

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  19. Oh wait a minute . . . Happy FUCKING dance!

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  20. Yabba dabba DOO!!

    Thank you for this wonderful news, and for the new word, verkakte!!

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  21. Wonderful News! Celebration! Loving vibs to you both!

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  22. I LOVE it! Fakakta! You've both been troopers. I will toast you with a martini when the appropriate cocktail hour arrives!

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  23. congratulations. I am a chemo survivor of 10yrs. You will be,too. Mary in Cincinnati

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  24. YeeHaa way to go, happy trails ahead...

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  25. What a relief. More life ahead. It's awesome. I shall visit you. Eventually. You both did that with much grace.

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  26. Excuse me if I get a little misty over this one. So very happy for you.

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