Compiling 2010 and a couple of entries from 2011, this concludes my links to every cancer post I've made on this blog over the past four years. See part 1 (2006–2007), part 2 (2008), and part 3 (2009) for the rest. 2010 began optimistically, with my tumours shrinking, but by the end of the year they were growing again, and I'd run out of treatments. I may not live long enough to blog the end of 2011.
- First post of 2010
- Death, pessimism, and realism
- A funny thing happened to me
- Searching for a plunger at 1 a.m.
- Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to chemo I go
- Chemo recovery and Northern Voice
- Well, that explains it
- Movable Type's static files
- Chemo delay and the zappy foot
- Digital executors and your online stuff
- There are always new places to vomit
- Living in dog years
- The always crazy first week
- Open up the sluices
- Links of interest (2010-09-28)
- A little legacy
- Gear purge time
- Popeye's leg
- New ways to vomit
- Would John Lennon envy me?
- Tigh-Na-Mara and the Salish Sea
- A return to bleah
- Welcome back, Morpheus
- Big biweekly butt blowout!
- Lest we forget
- The best places I've been, part 1
- The best places I've been, part 2
- I'm too thin
- The endgame
- Writing in the face of death
- It is time for winter
- My latest CBC cancer interview
- The burning sun
- 2010's final episode of Inside Home Recording
- Helping me prepare to die
- A comfortable and happy Christmas
- Low down Yuletide
Again, see part 1 (2006–2007), part 2 (2008), and part 3 (2009).
I'm just glad I'm here with you for this journey. After all, life is a journey.
I'm glad I met you and your awesome family. My kids still remember our visit, so you have touched them as well.
The Olympic torch and the Spaghetti Factory and the big heap o' beds in the basement probably help them remember. :) I'm glad you could visit.
Hi Derek, you spoke in an editing classes at I took at SFU in oh, 2006, and I've been checking in on your blog periodically since then, though I've never commented before. I just heard Crowded House's "Four Seasons in One Day" on the radio and it reminded me of one of your posts. I don't think I'll ever hear that song again and not think of you and the insights you've shared here. If that's a weird sentiment, I apologize--but for me, your blog has been for me an inspiration to live life honestly and openly, so there it is.