October 25, 2005

10/25 Evening Update

I felt pretty good today until about 15:30. Then I started to fade. I bagged it early at the office. The Vorlon wife and I went to Boscov’s, Wal-Mart and K-Mart to find a foam wedgie to help me sleep tonight. Alas, I was unsuccessful.

It looks like I’m going to do some more experimentation with the Vorlon Wife’s pillow collection – which is sizable. (I could never understand how one woman could need so many pillows, but I digress.) At least this time I’ll have a better idea of where I want to take this design. Maybe I could train myself to sleep standing up. I understand that horses do this all time.

Tomorrow I have scheduled a one-day away trip to a client in Rahway, NJ. Since I’m not sure, I have the stamina for the four hour round trip drive, the Vorlon Wife will be flying co-pilot.

If I start to fade, I’ll put Dasher-1 on autopilot and relinquish control to the Vorlon Wife.

I friend from my networking group related a story about how her husband recovered from melanoma and she attributes it all to organic vegetarianism and herbs. I’m not convinced that organics vegetarianism would help, but I see now reason why it would hurt. I still plan to proceed with my chemo and radiation therapy. Since not everything is known about lung cancer, I’m willing to try unconventional therapies as long as they don’t conflict with my normal treatment.

After all, when it’s “Failure is not an Option”, one leaves no stone unturned.

Posted by The Vorlon at October 25, 2005 7:59 PM

Ted your courage and determination is commendable and uplifting to every one who's traveling with you reading your daily updates.
Mom and I both are very proud of you as many of your friends are showing their support for your recovery. Our daily prayers are with you always.

Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

Posted by: Mother and Dad at October 25, 2005 8:55 PM

For the bed wedge, have Vorlon wife go to www.harrietcarter.com and take a look at item G3623. Or you can call the Harriet Carter company at 1-800-377-7878 and ask for this item. If they ask for a catalog code (they get funny about that sometimes) give them code #68 3086 3517 but tell them you have a different name and address. They should be able to overnight it.

Good luck!!

Posted by: Depraived Brain Wife at October 26, 2005 7:01 AM

Thank you. I'll give it a try.

Posted by: Ted at October 26, 2005 7:39 AM


I like the "Failure Is Not An Option" phrase. Why not put it at the top of the blog where you now have 'Understanding Is A Three-Edged Sword'?

Posted by: Reb Orrell at October 26, 2005 8:30 AM