Okay, I'll get to the "fashion" thing in a minute. But first, and always first, I want to begin with gratitude. Gratitude for the many family and friends who have sent us kind, healing, supportive, and heartfelt words ever since this crazy chapter began.
I even have co-workers from Wells Fargo, people who (and they'd be the first to admit it) I don't know well, but who by virtue of having worked with me, even in passing, have felt compelled to send me encouragement, and even gifts, and offers to help.
To all of you, I say again, your words are the greatest gift you can give me. Your offers to help, the books and gifts you've sent, are of course wonderful. You've been remarkably generous, in fact, but in the end, it's knowing that you're keeping me in your heart that really matters. So thank you.
And now about that fashion thing. As Jason has mentioned, the name of this blog was more or less arbitrary, a bit of a joke, and how can you expect two young gay gents to not have fashion on their minds? Even if those long-dreaded mushroom clouds were to start blooming on the horizon, we'd probably pause to pick out some smart duds for the apocalypse. Who wants to look gray and dingy in the ruins of civilization? The phrase of the day is, as you might recall, Keep Calm and Carry On. The Queen, and the queens, know a thing or two about that.
So yes, I've had a remarkably good response to the treatments and my last three weeks have been amazingly good. But I still have some weight to gain back (and fortunately my appetite has returned with a vengeance). But, alas, I'm feeling a bit skeletal and scare-crowish, so I've set my tight t-shirts aside in favor of looser, long-sleeve, collared camisas (that's Spanish for shirt, I believe). For the recovering cancer patient on the go, they're the only way to travel. If you've gotta drape something on your emaciated torso, I highly recommend a nice stylish, casual, untucked long-sleeve. They have the added advantage of helping hide those unsightly chemo pump tubes. So there you have it.
I promise to be better about posting updates here. Thank you all, again, for your kindness -- Jason and I couldn't get through this without your love.
P.S. A very special thanks to Greg H. and Rick F. You know why. We love you guys!