Chemo Songs #5

Today was chemo treatment #5 and along with it a custom playlist I created just for the occasion.

Tom Waits – ‘Get Behind the Mule’
Traffic – ‘Dear Mr. Fantasy’
Wilco – ‘At My Window Sad and Lonely’
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – ‘Here Comes My Girl’
Dire Straits – ‘Expresso Love’
Stephen Stills – ‘Go Back Home’
Santana – ‘Europa’
R.E.M. – ‘Driver 8’
Poi Dog Pondering – ‘Complicated’
Toad The Wet Sprocket – ‘Crowing’
Todd Snider – ‘D.B. Cooper’
Joe Walsh – ‘At the Station’
The Honorary Title – ‘Everything I Once Had’
Peter Frampton – ‘All I Want To Be (Is By Your Side)’
Robert Earl Keen – ‘Feelin’ Good Again’
Bob Mould – ‘Heartbreak a Stranger’
Robin Trower – ‘Bridge of Sighs’
The Cure – ‘Close To Me’
ZZ Top – ‘A Fool For Your Stockings’
Todd Rundgren – ‘Couldn’t I Just Tell You’
Queen – ‘Dragon Attack’
Band of Horses – ‘The Great Salt Lake’

Build Your Own Best Of – Paul McCartney

So, how do you even do a BYOBO for this guy – one of my favorite songwriters and really prolific at that. I decided to include solo / Wings etc all on this list for the sake of ease, even though that did make the process more difficult.

So anyway… once again inspired by Nat at Mini-Obs, the idea is the same as always:

Pick one of your favorite bands / artists and list 10-15 songs by that band / artist to compile your own best of compilation.

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Today would normally be my regularly scheduled bi-weekly chemotherapy but when I got there they determined that my most recent blood work showed my white cell counts were too low and that I needed a shot to boost them up before I could get my treatment. They also put me on an antibiotic and told me to wear a mask over my mouth when leaving my house. It’s scary to think about how suppressed my immune system must be for them to be this concerned for my general health.

My biggest concern is that this just pushes everything back at least a week. I’m looking at end of July now for end of chemo treatments and any further delays are likely to push my reversal surgery on to next year.

I did get some chocolates from my friend Christelle today though so that was good. It’s nice to know people are thinking about me and wishing me well.