Thursday, April 1, 2010

Woo hoo!

We just finished the last infusion of my six-month long fludarabine regimen!

I said, "we." My adorable wife went along for every treatment, sat in the room to comfort me and has every bit as much treatment room mileage as me. She was with me for the highs and lows and never failed to smile and be as supportive and as helpful as anyone could ever expect. I am glad this is over for her, and for me. I am a very lucky man to have her in my life.

All of the staff at Dr. Hema's pierce-a-torium were so nice, so kind and so understanding. My special thanks and appreciation go to Nurse P and Nurse B. Dr. Hema is very lucky to have a staff of professionals who are also great at getting a smile or a chuckle out of most every patient. I am very lucky to have this great team of people working very hard to make my life longer, healthier and happier.

As we left to head for a late lunch or early dinner, I was struck by the day I was given. It was a glorious day with newly blooming dogwoods, cherry trees, wisteria, tulips and pansies. The temperature was perfect and the sky was cobalt blue, so we went to My Big Fat Pricey Mall and had a wonderful meal sitting outdoors. Life is good!

Next are blood tests two and four weeks from now and a CT scan. We are quite confident that we may hear the R-word in there soon.


  1. Glad you had a good day yesterday for the grand finale! And what a way to finish - appreciating the beautiful day, your wonderful wife and a great meal! More power to you. Here's to the R-word! We'll drink to that. Job well done, Bill.

    Irene and Len

  2. Great way to leave the pierce-a-torium!!! Sunshine and new growth!!!

    We are praying that we hear the r-word as well!!!!

    Love you much!!!

    Meemaw & Hubby