Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Hi, I Haqve Missed You

I think it has been over a couple of weeks since my last blog, so I thought I would take a few "good moments" and send a "hoarse" shout out to everyone.

First of all, thanks to Joyce for all the wonderful things she has been in this journey. I simply know I could not be getting through this without her. I will never be able to repay her in any real way, so I guess she will just have to be stuck with me loving her in my unique, oh so fallable, ways. I LOVE YOU HUN!

I feel all the positive energy flowing from each of you out there. It is providing me the energy I never thought I would need, let alone have, to fight this cancer. The past few weeks have been all-consuming. I appreciate your text messages as I find it easier to reply versus talking on the phone.

I truly hope I will be able to find a way to repay those of you that have helped me get to this point. Your visits, short or long, all of the wonderful text messages, wonderful meals for the family, it goes on and on. Your acts of kindness to me are as humbling an experience as I have ever faced. I care and love all of you deeply. (I need to stop, as writing this is making me cry and frankly it hurts physically to cry right now.)

On to status - I completed my 26th radiation treatment today. That means I have 9 more treatments over 7 days. This includes two more dreaded Fridays. But, I know I can do this. Around 1:30 PM on Friday August 29th, I will receive my final radiation. I believe I will get to take "my mask" with me on the final day. I am trying to decide how best to dispose of this wretched thing. I also have 2 more doses of Cetuximab, August 26th and September 2nd. I will likely experience a residual effect from the accumulated radiation and final Cetuximab that should dicipate by the 8th or 10th or September. Then my body can begin to heal. I am really looking forward to this. The day to day progress of getting well.

I will be back at you when I can!

Be Well!


Jim and Diane Fidelibus said...

What if we take your mask, put it in an outdoor firepit,and have a tribal dance as we sing the 'ol Boz Scaggs tune: "why can't you just get it through your head, IT'S OVER, IT'S OVER NOW"?
We must celebrate! Hang in there, We are beginning to see the end of the tunnel!

Christine said...

Glen and all,

I think of you often. Can't believe that so much has happened in such a short amount of time. It seems a bit remote from here. I'll be thinking special, positive thoughts for you this week, month, and for however long you may need it.

Hope to see everyone sometime soon. love to all