Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Chemo Round 3 Day 2

Today has been a good day. I had my 2 doses of chemo yesterday and have not noticed much in the way of side effects yet. I had a little soreness in my mouth this morning but it is better this evening. Last time it was about 2 weeks into my stay before I had much in the way of side effects and I expect this to be much the same. My blood counts were about the same today. I had only a slight drop in my hemoglobin. I get more chemo tomorrow, two more doses, and then the same on Friday.

Today I had an unexpected visitor! A friend of ours from church, Todd Sweatman, is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and he arranged a visit for me today by Ryan O' Malley. He is a rookie pitcher who pitched for the Cubs in the majors in 2006. He had a great start in August and then hurt his arm and was out for the rest of 2006. Last year he did not make it to the majors with all their free agent signings. Those of you who know me, know that I am a big Cubs fan, so it was great to talk to him. We talked about baseball, the Cubs, the steroid and other performance enhancing drugs issues and life in general. He was here over an hour and I got his autograph and a picture that I have here on the blog for you to see!
Ryan O'Malley
We ended with a prayer and it was a great time. Kimberly knew he was coming and brought a baseball and a Sharpie so I could get the autograph. She was here with my grandson, Ian, during the visit. It was a total surprise for me. Teresa knew that Todd was going to try and get me an autograph of a Cubs player but did not know about the visit so she was also surprised.

All of my meals were correct and on time today. I am still eating and walking well. Hopefully this will be an uneventful round of chemotherapy and I will be home in early February. God is good and he sure was good to me today. I hope all of you had a good day today and I wish God's blessings for you tomorrow!


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