Saturday, October 3, 2015

Day 100

Yesterday was day 100!  I spent most of the day at VCU, had my 100 day bone marrow biopsy.  Results in two weeks.
Ate my first meal out in 100 days, a late lunch, early dinner in Richmond.  Drank half a beer, a Strangeways Woodbooger (Belgian style dark ale) then had a nice nap in the car on the way home!
Doctors say I'm doing great, blood work all in order.  Now just waiting on the results of the biopsy.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Day +75

Today is day + 75, and I have nothing to report!  Blood work is all in order, and my next Doctors visit is 25 days away.  That is the day of my bone marrow biopsy, with results 2 weeks later.  Please continue to pray for a positive result!
I continue to walk daily, and I even rode my bike a short way today.  Both of these activities is very hard wearing a mask, but friends, neighbors, and of course Caroline continue to give me company and motivation.  
My hair is finally starting to grow back, not that you'd notice!  As long as everything remains good, I'll probably not post again till my biopsy on October 2.  

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Day + 60

Hard to believe that it's day 60 already, seems like the days are just going by in a blur.  Still under restrictions, but I'm getting out of the house a little more now.  
Medicaly eveything is going as it is supposed to, in fact I'm going to the doctor every two weeks now instead of weekly.  It seems like going every day was so long ago.
My sister Judith just left, she was visiting from California for the past two weeks, it was great to have her for that long.  
Just a quick note today!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Day + 50

I haven't posted for a while because I haven't had much to report, which I suppose is a great thing!  I have been going to the Doctor every Wednesday since I have been home and my labs have been just where they should be.  I have been discharged from VCU and will be seeing my local oncologist from now on.
But today is day +50, and since that means that I'm half way home, I think it's a big day!  So, please join me in celebrating this point in the journey!
My sister, Judith is here from California helping to take care of me.  It is wonderful to have her visiting!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Day +36

Yesterday I went to VCU for a Doctors appointment, labs, and to get the port removed from my chest.
First off, it feels great not to have the external port! I now have full range of motion back again in my left arm and shoulder.  Not having to worry about it and care for it daily, is a big plus!
Labs and doctors appointment went as expected, all is well and proceeding as expected!  I can be released to my local Doctor anytime.  
The next big event will be the bone marrow biopsy at 100 days, already scheduled for early October.  

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Day 28. Discharge news

Clinic appointment and a doctors appointment today.
Clinic appointment went as usual, but not the Doctors appointment. 
I am being discharged on FRIDAY!  If my labs are ok on Friday, and there is no reason to think that they wouldn't be, I'm outta here !!  Back home and once a week visits to the clinic in Richmond or my local Oncologist for labs only!
Now I still have my catheter in place, they will try to get it removed by Friday if not I'll make the trip next week for removal.
looking foward to being home!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Day +27

No posts for a few days, because there is not much to report.
 Here is the latest news, catheter is supposed to come out this week, but they can't seem to get the appointment made.  They are talking about going to twice a week clinic visits, instead of the three times a week that I'm on now. 
 Going to the clinic is just a nice break in my day, nothing happens, they draw labs, then tell me I don't need anything and send me on my way.  I'm hopeful that once the catheter is out and I'm on twice a week clinic visits, I'll be allow to go home and just drive down for the twice week visits. Could be within the next 2-3 weeks.
Meanwhile I try to stay busy during my non clinic days, with movies, Netflix, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, etc.  We are walking twice a day, outside in the morning before it gets to hot and in the evening, after dinner, usually inside at a local mall.