7-16-2010 Friday

 Status:  8.0/10.  I had a tough evening last night, with nausea, vomiting and fever.   Spent the day today trying to recuperate under the covers. 

Events:  Had the last dose of chemotherapy this morning.  Plans are to be discharged tomorrow.   I will still have to come back to the inpatient/outpatient (IPOP) clinic for a while.   My neutrophil counts will be dropping in the next week or so,  so I will have to watch carefully for infection.  The hope then is to build my strength back up as before. 

Comments:  Just as it is difficult to remember how bad you felt,  when you feel good.  It is just as difficult to remember how good you felt,  when you feel bad.

 Hope you are all feeling well.

 Love,

 -Bruce

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8 Responses to “”

  1. Jill Stewart Says:

    Long distance hugs as you trudge through this experience. Love, Jill

  2. Art Ulene Says:

    Bruce….. My thoughts are with you. I wish you a VERY speedy return to feeling well….. Art

  3. Ashby Says:

    There’s a bunch of energy on the Adventure Guides’ grapevine surging in your direction. Bruce, you have a lot of brothers pulling for you.

  4. John Seng Says:

    Hey, Bruce: I’m really sorry that I haven’t checked your blog out in a while. I have no good excuse! Would be happy to visit you anytime.

    I checked off the correct boxes so that I’ll be more attentive.

    Hang in there, friend.

    Love, John Seng
    PS: Our daughter Victoria just graduated with a biochem degree from Maryland, and is doing research associate work in an NCI lab. She’s a big advocate for pancreatic cancer research.

  5. Judy and Ken Freedman Says:

    Thinking positive thoughts that you will feel much better tomorrow. It is comforting to know that Johns Hopkins was again ranked # 1 in the US News and World Report 🙂
    Love,
    Judy and Ken

  6. Judy and Larry Says:

    Bruce
    We are so sorry that you had such a difficult night. We hope and pray that each day gets better and easier for you. We just had dinner with T and spoke of you. Enjoy his visit (although too short) tomorrow. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Judy and Larry

  7. wendy Says:

    When you feel that sick… it’s cause all those toxins are invading your every cell…it’s hard to do, think, feel, cope with anything more than the moment… that’s why there is a support team to do for you what you can’t do for yourself…and support you through this time – be sure to use them. And in the name of coping, “one moment at a time and this too shall pass… soon enough! You are on the road to recovery..this is the challenge..the reward is just around the corner… reach out to others for your strength.. love wendy

  8. Catherine Olivain Robertson Says:

    Even if we are far away from you, we are thinking of you. I wish to send you a a lot of strenght across the ocean.

    Lots of love to you, LIsa and the kids

    Catherine from France

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