Him: "I feel awful. Everyone keeps telling me I have to be brave."
Her: "Not always. Sometimes you get to be a little kid having a rough time."
I guess that's when the rest of us have to be brave for him.
His chemotherapy is going well and all his numbers are headed in the right direction. Alex says he's also been able to talk about his fears of death and losing his friends which is a very healthy thing. Owain's last couple posts have had a lot to do with food -- apparently the steroids have a notoriously stimulative effect on appetite. Here's what he had to say a couple of days ago:
Hey guys. I felt cruddy all day. I started to shape up a bit though - I am starting to feel a little bit better. I gorged myself on Italian food today. I don't know if that's good or bad. It was good for my taste buds but bad for my stomach. I was feeling kind of overful, but I am alright now. I am going to try to get a good night's sleep. Here are my top food cravings:If you feel so moved, head on over to his CaringBridge page and leave a message. Donna and Sherry from Irrisistible Ideas for Play-Based Learning not only left a message, but also gave blood. Alex says Owain looks forward to these messages and is very proud that he inspired someone from halfway around the world.
1. Ivar's fish and chips, king size!
3. Macaroni and cheese (shells, of course)
s pretty much it. So those are my cravings. Everybody I am trying to be strong for you. If you get this, here's my advice: stay strong, and satisfy your cravings, but don't over-satisf y them, because if you over-satisf y them, you'll feel crappy for the rest of the day.
Thank you for all the time and effort you put into these notes. Some of them really make me feel warm inside. You guys are the strongest army I could ever hope to have.
Just remember: we will kick cancers something not printable! [yes, that's exactly what he said]