Monday, July 14, 2008

6 down, 6 to go

It just occured to me that we are at the halfway point in chemo. Woo hoo!

Of course, that doesn't mean it's over. In fact, Dr. Neel says Mike will probably need to have an Erbitux chemo every two weeks indefinitely. After the next six chemos, Mike will likely have a CT scan and the doctor will determine what route to take next.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it won't be anything as harsh as the major chemos Mike's having every three weeks right now. Those are brutal. It takes a week or so for him to bounce back. He's feeling much better now though.

We ate soft pretzels and played on the swings with Julia at the park, went out for Sunday brunch at the Blue Lemon Cafe (if anyone else comes to visit we'll take you there -- great Belgian waffles!), drank some of our favorite wine and even had a debate over HBO's new miniseries "Generation Kill." (I found their portrayal of the military as ignorant, uneducated hicks to be extremely offensive. Mike will have to get his own blog to explain his side. I won't be watching future episodes.) Anyway, the point is, we are back to normal.

And I'll leave you with a picture of our little firecracker on the Fourth of July.



1 comment:

jeffmsarahl said...

Hey guys,

Greetings from a former Daily Mailer. I just wanted you to know there are many people thinking about you as you battle Mike's illness, and we are definitely wishing you the best. Keep up the determined, positive attitude.

If Mike needs a few puns thrown his way, I think I still have enough cornball Charley West in me to serve up a few. It was good seeing you at Philip and Kris' wedding. Your little girl is adorable!

Wishing you only the best,

Jeff Morris