Day 8

Well, I’m on my last bag of chemo right now. After this, we watch for infections and monitor my blood production. Early next week, we do another bone marrow biopsy to confirm that we’ve killed off the leukemia, and my doctor has said, statistically, that we’re doing really really well. This is very encouraging. But still such an annoyance to be on this damn hospital bed or chair for as many hours as I am, yet I can’t really do much of anything else just yet.

Lots of friends and family coming to visit over the next few days. Should be interesting. Good thing the camera is charged and ready to go. 🙂

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5 Responses

  1. Glad to hear things are going as well as expected. Maybe you can catch up on some reading you were meaning to do…or films or books on tape…? I am sure the visits from your friends will help pass the time …and if you need distraction, I am on the other side of the phone…sending more hugs and kisses xoxoxoxxoxoxo

    On another note, Is there anyway I can upload photos so you can have instanteously? shall I email them to you?

  2. Hey Seth: I am encouraged to hear your updates. I just put some pictures of us and of some fun locales we have been to around the world to help keep your spirits up. As a cancer survivor, I know what the power of positive thoughts and family can have. Please know that we are thinking of you from SF and sending as much love as possible. I will give you a call soon.
    -Ben

  3. Forgot to tell you, Kathy is getting you that book.

  4. Hey Seth,

    Touched base with my buddy back out on the East Coast of Canada, and being a good dude, he passed along a few sites he realy liked when he was first diagnosed with leukemia.

    Hope these help.

    Jordan: okay, here is a great contact and focal point for research and support for leukemia:

    National Cancer Institute (USA): http://www.nci.nih.gov/cancerinfo

    The Lancet, a good british medical journal:
    http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc

    The Leukemia Society of Canada: http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/hm_lls

    The Blood Journal, an awesome techinical mag if you are really interested in learning about your blood: http://www.bloodjournal.org/

    The Journal of Clinical Oncology: http://www.jco.org/

    Oxford Journal of Oncology: http://annonc.oxfordjournals.org/

    The Scripps Clinic in San Diego, a world leader in leukemia (and the developer of the leading HCL (my cancer) chemo drug):
    http://www.scripps.org/

    and last, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America: http://www.cancercenter.com/

    that’s a good few channels to get started.

    jordan there is so much information out there on cancer it’s almost of overwhelming.
    being a solid researcher, i found these sites/sources to provide the most current and expansive info. so please pass it on.

    SP> Jordan – thanks so much – these are very very helpful!

  5. SETH DEAR

    I AM GLAD TO HEAR THAT THINGS ARE GOING WELL MOM TELLS ME YOU ARE HUNGRY AND REALLY ENJOYED THAT BURGER I UNDERSTAND THE FOOD AT THE HOSPITAL LEAVES A LOT TO BE DESIRED I DON’T KNOW IF I WAS ABLE TO LEAVE A MESSAGE EARLIER ABOUT HOW INTERESTING YOUR COMMENTS ARE I REALLY THINK THEY WOULD MAKE A GREAT BOOK WITH A LARGE DOSE OF YOUR HUMOR KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK I SEND YOU LOVE AND HUGS
    YOU AND MOM ARE BOTH TERRIFIC
    BARBARA

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