Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Yet Another Update

I'm still here.  I saw my doctor at M. D. Anderson, and she's still very optimistic.  There have been some complications, but she wasn't as concerned about them as I am.  I've had the first in a series of shots, and I'll be starting chemo in about a month or a month and a half.  My daughter, Angela, has been here through all of this, and I couldn't have made it without her.  She'll be going back to California soon, and I'll have to see how I can make it on my own for a while.  If things don't go well, my son or my sister can come.  I think I'll be fine, though.  I hope to ease back into blogging later in the week.  We'll see how it goes.

33 comments:

Todd Mason said...

Ease sounds like a sound plan. Says the man who's been taking it too easy of late.

Ken said...

Lot of people out there rooting for you Bill!


Rick said...

Take it easy, Bill. As much as I miss your near-constantly updated blog, I'd miss you a lot more.

Sorry you're having some complications. But I'm pleased your doctor is still optimistic My continued best wishes and prayers for your battle.

(Rick Libott)

Richard Moore said...

Good to hear this Bill. I like the sound of your doctor. One day at a time.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

This sounds encouraging over all. There have been many advances since my Dad was diagnosed and treated in the middle 90s. We think of you and your family daily and are counting on you to get well.

Shelly S said...

I'm keeping you in my thoughts.

Jerry House said...

Well, that's good news. Your doctor's optimism is encouraging. Fear not; when Angela leaves, the VBKs will take over - if they haven't already. Stay strong.

Mike Stamm said...

The news looks better and better; you're in my thoughts all the time. Take care of yourself.

Richard Robinson said...

Hang on, Bill, hang on.

Gerard said...

Good on ya, Crider.

Take your Doctor's optimism and run with it. I was in bad health several years ago and hearing the Doctor speak with such certainty about my getting better really lifted my spirits.

J. Kingston Pierce said...

I'm glad to hear that things are looking up for you, Bill!

Cheers,
Jeff

Rick Ollerman said...

That's the best update yet. Keep those coming....

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Good to hear. Jackie says she always likes a positive-sounding doctor.

J. Kingston Pierce said...

With all of this going on, Bill, are you still planning to attend Bouchercon in New Orleans?

Bill Crider said...

I'd hoped to, but it's highly doubtful.

Mike Dennis said...

Positive thoughts coming from down here at the end of the road, Bill.

Anonymous said...

Keep the positive news coming. Thinking of you a lot. Give Angela a hug from me.

Stilwell

Barry Ergang said...

Glad the news is positive and your doctor optimistic. Let that keep your own spirits up.

Brett Battles said...

You come back whenever you feel like it. We'll be waiting for you.

Art Scott said...

Wow, short of a complete, "Sorry we got your tests mixed up with another guy", that's as upbeat & positive as I think any rational person could expect! Absolutely delighted to hear news this good. Even so, what's ahead is no picnic, as you well know. Hug Angela for me too. And as the Brits say, keep your pecker up (which might be misinterpreted in Texas, but you know what I mean).

Richard said...

Thanks for the encouraging update, Bill. BTW, when you're offline the web isn't as much fun.

BVLawson said...

Encouraging news, Bill! We're all looking forward to having you back online, but don't rush it. We promise we won't go through VBK withdrawal. :-)

Fred Blosser said...

That's good news, Bill. Onward!

Deb said...

Good news! We're all rooting for you, Bill!

Karen Reittinger said...

Love the update! Hang in there.

Karl S said...

-- Good News is good news ! --

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Bill, I hope you continue to receive positively good news all the way.

Charles Gramlich said...

Still sounds mostly positive so I'm glad to hear that.

Martin Edwards said...

Warmest wishes from me, Bill

Elizabeth Foxwell said...

Hang in there, Bill; we're all rooting for you.

Cap'n Bob said...

And if that doesn't work we'll touch up your x-rays.

Seriously, this is such good news I could dance.

Anonymous said...

Once the thing becomes tangible, once you've got a plan, it becomes easier and you can approach life with the attitude of :what have I got to lose?" There's a lot of us survivors out here!

Dave Wilson

Kim Lionetti said...

Great news! So happy to hear this.