Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Boarding the Chemo Train

If all goes as I expect, I'll be on the way to M.D. Anderson to begin chemo by the time your read this.  I'll be getting a blood test first, and then I'll meet with the doctor, but the chemo seems like a foregone conclusion.  There will be as many as six treatments, unless I get very lucky.  I would prefer to get lucky.  Anyway, keep a good thought for me today.  I'll let you know tomorrow how it went, assuming I feel up to it.

39 comments:

Shelly S said...

Good luck! I hope it goes perfectly.

Greg Daniel said...

Nothing but good luck, good thoughts, and good prayers heading your way, Bill!

Lillian Stewart Carl said...

Thinking of you, Bill, and hoping for all the luck in the world.

Karen Reittinger said...

Good luck and good thoughts sent your way, Bill.

Charles Gramlich said...

Hoping for the best, man. Let us know what is happening when you can

Don Donovan said...

Thinking all the best thoughts down here at the end of the road.

Cele Deemer said...

Sending healing vibes your way, and hopes that your chemo train is an express, and not a local.

Lee Goldberg said...

Best of luck, Bill. Bring a good book to read. I hear that improves the effectiveness of the chemo :-)

Mary Hollifield said...

Everyone reading this is thinking good thoughts for you , Bill, be safe. Hopefully it will not be as bad as you think.

Sam Sattler said...

Good luck, Bill. We'll be thinking of you today as you begin your journey to recovery.

Eric Beetner said...

I keep good thoughts for you every day, but I'll make it double today. Hang in there and here's hope you weather the storm unscathed.

Ken said...

Be lucky Bill!

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

All best, and may Paris H. come to wish you the same.

Anthony V. Toscano said...

A kind person such as you deserves the kindest outcome.

Kathy said...

Good luck to you, Bill! You'll be in good hands there. How are the VBKs? Hope they make home a nicer place for you.

Todd Mason said...

May there be a very lucky very few...if none necessary, better yet!

jrlindermuth said...

Best of luck with the treatments, Bill. They aren't always pleasant, but attitude is the most important factor. Lots of people pulling for you.

Steph said...

Bill, we're thinking good thoughts for a great outcome.

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking good thoughts, not an easy task for me. But you're worth it.

sas

Jerry House said...

Best wishes, bill. If the doctors treat you wrong, sic the VBKs on 'em!

Debra H. Goldstein said...

Keeping you and your sweet smile in my thoughts .....

Priscilla said...

Cheering you on! Cricket and Tommy know the VBKs are using their suburb healing feline mojo too.

Deb said...

All prayers and good thoughts! Take care.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Prayers for minimal pain and excellent results, Bill.

Richard Robinson said...

What everyone else said, double. When you get back home, hug the VBKs and treat yourself to an original DP. And a favorite meal, if you have any appetite.

With our snow storm, I'm concerned about getting to my own appointment next week. I may have to put radiation off for a couple of months...

Max Allan Collins said...

Good thoughts and more.

piggie zee said...

Thoughts and prayers and thoughts and wishes and kitty incantations from my two (Astra and Hillary), who claim they know the VBKs from CatNet.

Michael Bracken said...

Our thoughts are with you all the way.

Annette said...

Wishing you well, Bill. Sending prayers and hugs.

Mark Drew said...

Best of luck! Trusting for a good outcome.

Bill Pronzini said...

Hoping for best possible results.

Bill & Marcia

Pat Tracy said...

Sending the strongest possible positive healthy vibes your direction!From us and our 4 cats (Sookie, Jax, Ninja and Lilla, to fortify those from your fabulous VBKs. <3

Larry Chavis said...

Prayers your way, Bill.

Dan said...

Chemo treats different people different ways. Wait and see how it affects you. The main thing is this: tell the doctor about any unpleasant side-effects and if you don't think you're being listened to, grab the Dr. by the neck and shake vigorously.

pattinase (abbott) said...

As you know, it hasn't been bad for Phil. He had six more to go.

Richard Moore said...

Good luck Bill. I have all good thoughts and prayers for good outcomes.

Cap'n Bob said...

You're a winner, and you'll beat this obnoxious intrusion into your life.

Anonymous said...

You'll have three Doctor Kitty's on your team!

David Laurence Wilson

Carol Puckett said...

Praying for healing.