8-24-10 Tuesday

Status: 8.0/10.  What’s a difference a day makes. Feeling good.

Events:  Got a good night’s sleep and made our usual way to Hopkins.  White cell counts and neutrophils keep climbing, and platelet and blood transfusions have increased my counts to much, much safer ranges.  No evidence of continued bleeding, blood pressure 130/70, pulse 70 – that’s more like it!  And they’ve given me the day off tomorrow – they’ll check my labs Thursday. I’ll continue on antibiotics for a week after my counts return to normal.  As my oncologist says, “Nothing like antibiotics and white cells.”

 Comments:  I couldn’t contend with all this without the world’s best patient advocate, chauffer, and nurse by my side.  Today was an ordinary day – Lisa packed up our usual day supplies (lunch, snacks, meds, etc.), drove me to Baltimore, started my thrice daily antibiotic infusion, stayed with me throughout the transfusions, arranged care for the kids, dropped me back home, made it live for World News, put a piece together for tomorrow’s Good Morning America, and back home now to spend the evening with the kids.  Got to find out when they accept nominations for Mom of the Year.

 Love,

-Bruce

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11 Responses to “”

  1. Mitzi Krockover Says:

    I continue to marvel at the resilience, good humor and strength of the two of you–what an awesome team. Glad to hear you are feeling better; can really hear it in your “voice”. Thanks for keeping us in the loop. Love from all of the Sokolovs.

  2. Judy and Ken Freedman Says:

    We feel better when you feel better!!!!!! Lisa is more than amazing! Applause and hugs!

    Love,
    Judy and Ken

  3. wendy Says:

    OK… Oprah’s last year…they do have special on super MOM’s and since you have a history with the O lady..I’m thinking sending Lisa’s story to O magazine or her studio directly would be superb!! You can do this…she so deserves recognition…go for it B

    Think Lisa’s pace in her job was good training for her current role..

    keep up the good pace.. we like it…almost as much as you

  4. Eileen Breslin Says:

    Bruce,
    We can only say Bravo—we can feel the momentum and kudos to Lisa. Let us know where and how we can nominate as she gets our vote. What a pleasure to hear the improvement…love, eileen &bill

  5. Sheryl Stolberg Says:

    Lisa rocks.

  6. Blaine Charak Says:

    How about Couple of the Year? Seeing lots of love!

  7. Darya Nasr Says:

    So Glad to know you are on your way to being better. Look forward to seeing you very soon!

  8. Jill Stewart Says:

    Always glad to hear good news from your corner of the world. And hats off to SuperWoman. Behind every lucky patient is a loving, knowledgeable advocate! Love, Jill

  9. Laurie Samuels Says:

    She has two votes here for Wife/Mom of the Year! You are a lucky man, Bruce…. Love to all, Laurie

    PS So very glad you are getting stronger and better. May it continue today and every day.

  10. joel steinberg Says:

    We are so glad you are getting better. Hard to imagine going through it all without the help of a great spouse. Joel and Margaret S.

  11. Penelope Douglas Says:

    Hey Bruce,
    If I don’t miss my guess the only honor your lovely wife wants is the honor of waking up next to a healthy, happy Bruce Dan for the rest of her life. I could be wrong…but I’d say she’s by your side to make sure that everyone around you stays on their “game”. From what you’ve been through…I’d say its a good thing she’s been there… carefully observing them…and watching over you!

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