Monday, December 28, 2009

Seasonal Myths


I hope your holiday celebration was joyous. We all could you use a little joy in this crazy world, especially my friends and their families struggling with heavy health issues.

While the powerful myths surrounding CLL seem most often like the sword of Damocles or the rock of Sisyphus, this season reminds of us that it instead can be the myth of the impossible: the virgin birth, the oil lasting 8 days.

Let me spread (strange verb) a little personal joy.

My platelets were a resounding 249,000 today, 2 weeks exactly since my last IVIG.

I am going to try to stretch my good fortune out to 16 days before my next visit to the infusion center.

My time off last week to do some serious writing was a qualified success in that I am clear that is important and difficult work I must do. I can share so much more on the bigger canvas of a full book. The tough part is that it is tough. It is slow and methodical. I enjoy no divine connection with the universal truths with words just flowing through me as guitar riffs did through Jimi Hendrix. " 'Scuse me while I kiss the sun". 'Scuse me while I type on the MAC just doesn't have much of a transcendent ring.

Like Tom Robbins says, I need to show up whether the muses do or don't. And work.

Off tomorrow to visit my daughter and son-in-law tomorrow in Berkeley at their new place.

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Blogger Alison said...

isonGood on the platelets, go the book, I shall be interested to read it!

December 28, 2009 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger Judy Cleri said...

Whoo Hoo......keep up the good work Dr. K. May 2010 be the year for a complete and total healing.

Happy New Year!


December 29, 2009 at 9:59 AM  
Anonymous Celeste Maia said...

I am sending best wishes for you to stretch your good platelet count out even beyond the 16 days.
And I can see your book ending with an open door. It will be wonderful!

Am in Portugal now, drove the 600 kms from Madrid through the moonlit night straight to the sea. Good jazz piano dripping from the CD player, crossing rivers curving langurously in the silver light.

Happy 2010!


December 30, 2009 at 10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. I have had yours saved for a while and do check it to see how things are going. I will be praying for you and pray that only grace and blessings come your way. Mary

December 31, 2009 at 9:34 AM  

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