Thursday, June 05, 2008


I'm in Michigan now with my brother and his family, and there are visitors and a house full of kids doing any number of things.  We were at the park earlier, but were run out by a downpour.  Bindi is resting from all the activity on my brother's new recliner.

We watched SPANGLISH on dvd last night, and I have to say that I liked it very much.  Multi-layered, well-acted and written.  Billed as a comedy, but we thought (the three adults who watched it) that drama was more the case, with humor thrown in.

Cancer update:  In July I will begin 5-6 weeks of daily radiation treatments to my head and neck. Shouldn't be painful, and is primarily preventative and highly recommended.  My case will be presented before the "tumor board" for final clarity by the doctor.  Main side effects from the radiation will be fatigue (what else is new?), dry mouth (again, not new), and a diminution of taste as taste buds will be temporarily affected.  I am speaking more clearly now and have started to eat more solid food, and pain from the surgery is pretty much gone, although tongue is stiff and the surgery scar is easily irritated.


kim said...

I'm sorry about ending up with so very many people in the house ~ I hope it wasn't too overwhelming. I'm glad you're doing well in your recovery. No hair loss with the radiation? I don't think I've noticed any speaking aberrations at all.
We're so glad to have you here!!! :-)

dale said...

Who were all the people? A Mexican woman and her daughter? A reformed-alcoholic grandmother? A neurotic housewife and her 4-star chef husband? A cheesy real estate agent with a convertible?

Oh wait, that was the movie.