Monday, April 10, 2017

Testing, 1 . . . 2 . . . 3

I don't do a lot of personal health-related posts here, but I thought I'd give a little update.  The blood work before my 4th chemo treatment had some "markers" that the doctor didn't like.  They seemed to indicate that the chemo wasn't doing its  job.  I went ahead with the 4th chemo, anyway, because it was scheduled and because the doctor said that nothing was for sure.  The 5th chemo would have been this week, but it's not currently on the schedule.  I'm going in for testing today and will be at M.D. Anderson for most of the day and well into the evening.  So any spare good thoughts, prayers, and karma would be appreciated.  Cash won't do me any good at this point, but you can send some if you feel the urge.  I go back tomorrow for the results, and I'll post an update then.

21 comments:

Jerry House said...

Wishing you all the very best, Bill. They can't keep an Alvinian (Alvinite? Alvinist? Alvinitis?) down!

SteveHL said...

All the best.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you all the best, Bill.

J. Kingston Pierce said...

Best of luck, Bill. We're all pushing for you!

Mimi Wolske said...

Prayers for you and the doctors and positive thoughts of you/for you.

Rick Robinson said...

Oh, man. Whatta bummer. I just finished my 13th radiation treatment, but there's no way to tell if it's accomplishing anything (except draining my bank account). But your "markers" sounds bad. Damn. Good thoughts and wishes for you!

Karen Reittinger said...

Good thoughts, prayers, and karma are on the way.

Greg Daniel said...

Prayers, good wishes, gator mojo, whatever it takes to ensure the best for you, Bill.

Deb said...

All the best in every way.

Max Allan Collins said...

Fingers crossed, my friend.

Life past 65 is one landmine after another. Stay nimble.

Rick said...

Good thoughts and prayers being sent your way, Bill.
(Rick Libott)

Rick Ollerman said...

Stay strong, Bill.

Mark Drew said...

Trusting for the best. Hang in there!

Rob said...

Good luck always, and wishing and praying for the best Bill

Kevin R. Tipple said...

You know how many times there have been indications the chemo was doing nothing for Sandi or had totally failed and also made things way worse. Hopefully, this is just one of those false flag deals. Thinking of you big time and counting on good news tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Best wishes and please remember a lot of people are thinking of you and hoping for the best.

Thank you for all you do and for your ability to inspire.

Eric Ellis
Peoria, IL

Lisa said...

Thinking of you

Richard said...

Praying for the best, Bill. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Wishing there was more to do than write this puny comment. Thinking of you a lot.

sas

Gerard Saylor said...

Best of luck. I hope you do well.

Todd Mason said...

Good markers to come...