Friday, June 10, 2005

Media Blitz

Today was my first day this week without a medical appointment, and I've spent most of the day doing actual lawyer work!

I met with my gastroenterologist, Dr. Kumar, on Wednesday, and he gave me some new medicine to try and relieve my intestinal discomfort. I should be able to tell in about a week whether it is working. While I'm guarded in my optimism as to whether it will, I'm delighted that he's still working on it and has ideas left. I had pretty much concluded that I would just have to live with it.

I also met this week with Stacy Adams, a columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. She's writing a piece about my blog for the faith and values section of the paper. It should appear in Saturday's "Metro" section. My TV interview is scheduled to air on June 22 at 5 or 5:30. I wish I could get as much press attention for my lawyering and the band!

Stacy and several other folks have asked me how long I'm going to keep the blog going. I'm not sure. I'm looking for a point where I can sign off, saying "and he lived happily ever after." It's hard to say when that will be, but I hope I'll know it when I see it.

11 Comments:

Blogger Jim Guy said...

Here is the url for the newspaper column -- http://www.timesdispatch.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=RTD/MGArticle/RTD_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031783225363

10:18 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Read the article in the Times-Dispatch this morning. God bless, and have fun in Ireland. Maybe you could put some pictures up after you get back?

2:01 PM  
Blogger Broadsword Babe said...

Jim,
I was happy to see the piece in the paper.
I wanted to be able to stay in touch.
I found cancer to be a very lonely thing. I couldn't bring myself to go to a support group and listen to everyone talk about how miserable they were or how courageous they were.
It IS a war, but no one is shooting at you...unless you count the infusion nurses.
I found to STILL be lonely, and I haven't been the same mentally or emotionally since.
Yes, I know there are worse things ...far worse...that can happen to a person..one's child dying, winding up like CHristopher Reeves, or Terri Schaivo...but chemo and radiation are walking death.
I don't know what I would have done without Ethan. He was 13 at the time.
I will continue to read your archives. DOn't stop writing. You're teh first person I've made contact with about teh disease.
I want to go to Ireland, too.
My people are from Wicklow- Vale of AVoca..Ballykissangel.
ARe your kids still at OLL?
WHat's your parish?
Peace to you and Judy.

Oh...How are Henry and CLiona? I miss them.
Stephanie

5:59 PM  
Blogger Broadsword Babe said...

Jim,
I was happy to see the piece in the paper.
I wanted to be able to stay in touch.
I found cancer to be a very lonely thing. I couldn't bring myself to go to a support group and listen to everyone talk about how miserable they were or how courageous they were.
It IS a war, but no one is shooting at you...unless you count the infusion nurses.
I found to STILL be lonely, and I haven't been the same mentally or emotionally since.
Yes, I know there are worse things ...far worse...that can happen to a person..one's child dying, winding up like CHristopher Reeves, or Terri Schaivo...but chemo and radiation are walking death.
I don't know what I would have done without Ethan. He was 13 at the time.
I will continue to read your archives. DOn't stop writing. You're teh first person I've made contact with about teh disease.
I want to go to Ireland, too.
My people are from Wicklow- Vale of AVoca..Ballykissangel.
ARe your kids still at OLL?
WHat's your parish?
Peace to you and Judy.

Oh...How are Henry and CLiona? I miss them.
Stephanie

5:59 PM  
Blogger Broadsword Babe said...

sorry about posting it twice...and this is stephanie pyle

5:59 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Have been reading your diary for the last two hours. Thank you for sharing your victories and your battles. You are helping many people deal with their own skirmishes, great and small.
I will be a loyal reader and will pass it on. You and your family are in my prayers. Kate

10:08 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

We've read the article, and all we can say is...

Wow.


Love,
Jenn, John, and FiFi

12:44 PM  
Blogger vkenny said...

Hi Jimmy, I read the article(my pop sent it to me) and all I could think of was how wonderful it will
be to hear of your trip to Ireland and the Guiness you enjoyed while there, that will be a truly great day. Until then keep fighting the good fight!
V

10:20 AM  
Blogger suzybird said...

I've been reading your blog from the beginning. A coworker friend of mine knows someone who knows you. She passed on the blog link to me.

While I'm not battling cancer, I'm battling another illness--obsessive compulsive disorder. I just want you to know that reading your blog has given me hope. Maybe one day I'll beat my own monster.

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Abbie said...

Jim,

I just found your blog via Kevin's blog (Real Lawyers have blogs). I have only just started reading back, but of the little bit I have read so far, you and your family are amazing people.

I'll be commenting often and reading you daily. I'll try not to scare you ;)

3:48 AM  
Blogger CJ Fillmore said...

Ah, your posts are coming farther apart. That's a good sign.

Thinking about you and Judy and the kids,
CJ

1:28 AM  

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