Haha, well maybe not dead, but not lasting as long as I’d hoped! I woke up this morning with the beginnings of my first mouth sore forming on the tip of my tongue. I’ve been fortunate to avoid them this long, but it looks like that is starting to change!
WOOOHOOOO!!!!! I just got a call from the front desk here at the Hope Lodge. My name was pulled in the raffle for tickets to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! We won two tickets to the 34th Street Grandstands!!! I am ridiculously excited! Haha
I have been taking it easy today. I woke up at 11, which was nice. I usually wake up around 7 just because I’m aching or whatever, but have gotten pretty tired as a result of all those early mornings! I went and grabbed some pizza from the place next door for lunch and ate in the kitchen on our floor here at the Hope Lodge. While there I started talking with one of the other residents who was in there, a guy named Joe and his wife. Joe looked to be in his 50s or 60s and has leukemia.
We swapped stories and he was telling me some of the things I could expect. He was really skinny and said that he was about 135 right now, but his usual weight is around 160 and he was in good shape before all of this started. (Luckily I have spent the past 5 years packing on the pounds, so I have about a 20lb buffer built up! haha) He also told me that this is likely just the beginning of the mouth sores. Apparently your body just stops healing itself the further you get along with these treatments, so that should be fun!
On a completely unrelated note, I have been thinking a lot about how to make the most of my time up here. I think I am going to get a nice tripod and start doing a series of night shots of some of the beautiful architecture around New York City. I have started looking around online and making list of buildings I would like to photograph at night. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know and I’ll add it to the list!
We are going to see Memphis on Broadway in just a minute, so I’m going to start getting ready. Gotta take advantage before my blood counts completely tank again!