Monday, May 25, 2009

I've completed the 14 dose regimin!

Well I only had thirteen of those but everyone here is still very exited about my treatment. Since being hooked up to the heart monitor on Day 4 they were pumping me full of other drugs to regulate by blood pressure and heart rate. The last one was at 6 AM this morning and I still feel like crap They have just about leveled out my blood medicine and should be out tomorrow morning.

Overall I feel great! I can no longer feel my tumors. This could certainly be due to the 25 pounds of extra water I am carrying about. It certainly isn't from overeateing, Ive not been able to hold much of that down.

My nurse Jennica today was very nice. I asked her if she actually started to be in the oncology field. To me it seams like a job that would seldom provide any good nights rest based on the national averages. She assured me that over the past 10 years that have been significant progress especially with solid tumor cases like melanoma.

My plan is to go home tomorrow and rest for a few days. Take about 2 weeks off and visit with my Shifu at Body Balance and take some time to meditation his land. I see some acupuncture in my future as well. It is known to help remove toxin and stress from the body. Of course I'll do the best I can to get some billable work done for my company, I'm sure my partners would appreciate that!!

I really appreciated hearing Kevin Dale the other day on the phone. While my wife and joni (Ella's GaGa) were sitting with me, we had a surprise visit from Mr Bob Flanders from work.Bob is always one to bring humor into the room and is always welcome to hang out with me . As the evening moved on my wife and Steven Buxton had arrived. Steven's plan was to hang out all night and help me out. Thank god he was here, I think I was a whiny bitch that night. :) Alex Drugov shows up in rare form and help out quite a bit as well. I feel good to know they you have so many friends are willing to spend some time and lend a hand.


Anonymous said...

Fantastic Mike; I'm glad to hear you've made it through the full treatment set. Sorry I didn't make it up - my only excuse is that I was in the office today; generating billables :-).

Anyway, I'm glad you were able to stick it out, and hope you feel better fast as you come home. The bear is the best.

All the best - Phil & Cathy

Anonymous said...

What great news!!! Sounds like you have the next few holistic healing methods well planned out when you return home.

Nicholas said...

By the way dude, you can never go wrong with lucky 13 so I will expect a prompt recovery