Well, it’s been a couple of months. I last updated Grinding Down towards the end of June, right before my family and I took a big ol’ vacation to sunny-hot Florida and the happiest place on Earth. Yup, I’m talking about Walt Disney World, which was a ton of fun and a wee bit stressful and full of memories for sure and I really like Moscow Mules, even if they are made with moonshine. Anyways…
However, once I returned back to not-so-hot New Jersey, I found myself suffering from intense stomach pains and bathroom issues. Actually, those had been there long before the trip, but they got worse as the days went on. So bad that my girlfriend convinced me to go to the ER…where I got diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Yeah, that’s a bummer, to be quick about it.
I then spent 17 days in the hospital, getting X-rays and CT scans and surgery to remove masses from my colon. Got poked a whole bunch with needles too. I’m now undergoing chemotherapy to deal with the…ahem innumerable masses on my liver. Those are the doctors’ words, not mine, by the way.
Honestly, I’m doing well. I remain in good spirits and am strong and ready to battle on. Heck, I’m even drawing comics about the whole ordeal. Also, I’m continuing to play lots of games. Amazingly, one of them is Fortnite, which I never expected to get into, but I bought the battle pass for the current season and really love going after the challenges. Melanie helps too. Oh, also, she’s no longer my girlfriend…she’s my fiance! ❤
I don’t know how frequently I’ll be blogging. Certainly won’t be like the good ol’ days, but that’s just how life goes right now. I have other things to focus on, but writing is therapeutic, and I’m all about healing this disease. So I’ll be back. I know y’all are dying to know my thoughts on all these hot releases, like Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate and Dragon Quest VIII on the 3DS.
I’m really, really sorry to hear that… But in a way it’s a… relief? to see you’re in a good mood to fight the thing. (Of course, playing games can be even therapeutic, I guess…) Best wishes, keep it up, you’ll beat it!
Thanks for the well wishes! Games are definitely a nice distraction these days. What have you been enjoying lately?
I’ve been denting through my Steam collection lately… Last month I beat INK and Braid (after some literal 10 years of procrastinating with it :P)
Also, Radiant Historia is on my DS right now 🙂
Nice! Is that the re-release Radiant Historia or the old one? I have the old one and played a few hrs but never got back to it…
The old one! I have it for years, never got the urge to touch it but after listening to some of its tracks I decided to give it a run. Quite an interesting game, liking it very much so far. 🙂
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