Working Toward A System : My Cancer So we're getting things down to a system. Maybe not an easy system, but one that seems to work.
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Working Toward A System

So we're getting things down to a system. Maybe not an easy system, but one that seems to work.

I'm not an easy patient. I admit that I look around for a short-cut, some way to cut out part of the work.

In the end, I usually give in and do what I have to do. But I don't make it easy.

Cleaning up each morning isn't easy. It has to be done. And that's the system I'm talking about. Old clothes off, fresh clothes on. Hygiene, hair, trying to take care of things the way I used to do it.

I couldn't do any of that without Laurie's help -- something I hope she realizes every day.

I have a friend who comes over to help us as well. He's strong enough to just lift me up when I need help. That's incredibly valuable.

So, all in all, this seems to be working.

I'm pretty lucky.