Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Health Update

I don't like writing these things even when there's good news, so I'll keep this short.  My most recent test results at M.D. Anderson weren't good.  Those pricey pills didn't get the job done.  The upshot is that I'll be having chemo by infusion again as soon as the arrangements can be made.  This will be different from the first chemo, a cocktail of two different drugs.  What fun.  As ever, all good thoughts, prayers, and karma (not to mention cash) is appreciated.  Love to all.

22 comments:

Peter Brandvold said...

Damn. Really sorry to hear that, Bill. Buddy and I will be sending warm, healing thoughts your and the VBK's way.

Cap'n Bob said...

How much do you need? You have all my good vibes, best wishes, and positive karma. If cash will help, I'm here.

Anonymous said...

Cash? You want cash? If the Cap'n is in, so am I. Maybe even if the Cap'n is not in. Who loves you, baby? All the best. As always.

sas

Anonymous said...

Writing is great therapy so if you can write, write. Everything you do is a contribution to the field. But first take care of yourself. And those cats. We'll be out here cheering you on.

David Laurence Wilson

Second Sons said...

Wishing you all the best from France (as always!), Bill.

Thomas Miller said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lisa Wine said...

Sorry, Wishing you the best. Prayers

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Thinking of you....

Karen Reittinger said...

Good thoughts, prayers, and karma. On their way.

Deb said...

My Dad's going through it right now too. As my sister says frequently and vociferously, "F*ck cancer!"

Mark Drew said...

Much Mettā

pattinase (abbott) said...

Phil had a cocktail from Sept to March. He was tired and had some stomach issues but he never spent a day in bed.
Now he is on low dose chemo (a pill) and radiation. Supposedly this is insurance because his last scan showed no cancer. Fingers crossed.

Richard Krauss said...

Thank you for posting this update. I pray the next treatment helps. So sorry it must be done. Your minions are sending good vibes.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Oy vey. I figured you weren't feeling great since you haven't been your usual self of late.

It really always is something, as Roseanne Rosannadanna said.

Keep hanging in there. Everyone's hopes and prayers are with you.

Steph said...

Thank you for the update Bill--I wish the pills had been the ticket. Here's hoping those smart folks at MD Anderson are right on the money with the new cocktail. I'll be thinking of you and sending all things positive your way.

Jennifer Juday said...

I am so sorry to hear that news. Snuggle lots with those charming cats and know that there are lots of us out here pulling for you.

Mike Stamm said...

Sorry to hear it; my thoughts are with you. And as others have said, if you need cash, I'm here; just say the word.

Mike Dennis said...

Righteous thoughts coming your way from down here at the end of the road.

Jerry House said...

Echoing what Deb's sister said.

As always, best wishes and prayers. Stay strong, my friend.

Bill Pronzini said...

Be well, Bill. Our thoughts are with you.

Rick Robinson said...

Bummed for you, but you're a fighter, so there is positive thoughts being sent.

Max Allan Collins said...

It's worth the effort. We need you.