Thursday, January 03, 2008

TIGF!!! (That's Incredibly Gay Friday): Chemo Graduation

It was a late appointment at 2:30 PM. It took an hour and a half to get my blood work done. I was having anxiety problems all day long. But I finally got into the infusion room just before five and got my first, "Hey, short timer" from one of the infusion nurses. They were all saying that my face and eyes had "This is the last time I'll have to do this part" look on me.

I had my last pushes of huge syringes of my life, I hope. I had my last bags drip into me, I hope.

After I got done it was really late, around 7 PM. There were still five nurses on hand to give me my graduation ceremony. They sang me a song about my last chemo and then all said that they didn't want to see me there ever again. I got a diploma all signed by the infusion nurses. They all gave me big squishy hugs and then presented me with this really cool black with neon colored polka dot flannel blanket.

There was so many gay feelings in that room, circa 1920s meaning of the term, that it qualifies as being way TIGF!!! in a good way, of course.

I then promptly went home and took enough of my medication to not barf and got some good rest. The end.


Nessa said...

I'm throwing confetti all over you. Congrats.

Robot Zombie Vampire said...

There's not nearly enough of the right kind of gay up in here... so allow me. I love you man!

Christielli said...

Congratulations again, graduate!

Make sure that you go buy yourself a good graduation present, you hear?

Photogirl said...

Did you realize that one of those nurses was actually ME, in diguise, delivering a big squishy hug in person?

and since I didn't say it enough in person ;) ... HAPPY CHEMO GRADUATION!!!

Tys on Ice said...

Well thats thats then!

Finito...great! Way to go!

Logophile said...

Congratulations, man.

Autumn Storm said...

I came over through Jules to express my joy, stranger though I am, in your better than great news. Wish you all the best ahead, health and happiness most of all. Such a wonderful staff you describe here, I can only imagine that their care and attitudes throughout made the journey just a little bit easier. As for the story below of the denotation, it is thoroughly heart-warming to see again the evidence that there are people can so genuinely giving, going so far as to send it anonymously. And bless you too accepting it in love as it was given in love.

The Grunt said...

Nessa~ Ah, confetti feels so good!

RZV~ That's the stuff.

Christielli~ I will! I just have to figure out what that present will be.

Celeste~ I knew one of them was you. You were the hot nurse, right?

Tys~ For chemo at least. I still have a little matter of radiation to get through, but I am not stressing about that. It is child's play compared to chemo.

Logo~ I rock as much as my friends do.

Autumn Storm~ Thanks for dropping by and gracing me with your presence. It always means a lot when people drop by and support me, no matter if new or old friend.

NYD said...

Hey there Grunt! I am glad to hear that you are starting the year off right. All the best to you throughout this year and all the many ones to follow. Cheers. Hip, hip. Hooray!!

Jules said...

Happy graduation, Babes!

Onward and forward.. or is it forward and onward!

Photogirl said...

well duh! of COURSE I was the hot one! ;)

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Keshi said...

Im hugging and kissing ya, taking the chance too ;-)


Trundling Grunt said...

Now that's a graduation work celebrating, but I'll resist the temptation to hug and kiss ya (I'll leave that to keshi).

Instead I'll raise a glass to you - bloody well done.

Soul Seared Dreamer said...


May the days gets brighter from here on.

Best wishes x

Karyn said...

That's the way!

I'm so pleased for you - and so relieved for the rest of us.

Sandy, frozen hugs from the coast -