Pain Relief as Friends Arrive!

March 2, 2007 from Skip | Encouraging Times, The Whole Story, Ups and Downs | Comments Off on Pain Relief as Friends Arrive!

The report below came from Don late last night. This morning we have been text messaging, and he and the family are planning to come to Olympia. He is scheduled to give the final talk to the students at the WSL gathering (about 110 college students from across the state). Pray that he can come […]

A Discouraging Few Days

March 3, 2007 from Don | Discouraging Times, The Whole Story | Comments Off on A Discouraging Few Days

As you know Skip, this last week has been hard, very hard. Last night I talked with my Oncologist, Doug Lee for about 20 minutes, holding back tears from pain, the whole conversation. While the pain is bad he felt it was an answer to prayer! What? Yes, a definitive decision to stop Taxol! My […]

2007 Student Leadership Forum in Olympia

March 5, 2007 from Don | Photos, Quick Overview, The Whole Story | Comments Off on 2007 Student Leadership Forum in Olympia

I have had an interesting few days. Last e-mail I asked for prayers regarding my neuropathy. I continued to take the immediate release morphine, 45 mg every 4-5 hours. This has enabled me to get by with numbness in my feet but greatly diminished foot pain. As I wrote in my Friday e-mail, I stayed […]

The report below from Don as of about 7:30PM tonight. Tonight he told me his is regaining some feeling in his feet where it had been numb from nerve damage caused by the Taxol. His feet also looked much better — not swollen, like they have been for some time. This is good news. Skip, […]

Below came from Don about an hour ago. The family came back from Whidbey tonight. They had originally planned to stay only Friday night, but Heather enjoyed being there so much they stayed Saturday night as well. Don’s feet continue to feel like they are recovering from the neuropathy. His morphine dosage is also dropping […]

Post Chemo Update- 3/14/07

March 14, 2007 from Skip | Quick Overview, The Whole Story, Ups and Downs | Comments Off on Post Chemo Update- 3/14/07

Update below from Don mid-afternoon today. Don is working hard at sleeping and resting from the chemo yesterday. It is not easy because he wants to be up doing things, and he can’t always sleep comfortably. We remind him this is his more than full time job — to fight the cancer by building up […]

Looking for the Infection in the Port-a-Cath

March 20, 2007 from Don | Quick Overview, The Whole Story | Comments Off on Looking for the Infection in the Port-a-Cath

This week is my easy week- no chemo- time for my body to rebuild- then back to chemo again next Tuesday. Then it is 2 weeks of chemo and one week off. The good news is my white cell and red cell counts are normal. The bad news is Sunday night my feet hurt so […]

Back in the Hospital Again with 103.4 Temperature

March 23, 2007 from Don | Discouraging Times, Hospitalization, Quick Overview, The Whole Story | Comments Off on Back in the Hospital Again with 103.4 Temperature

Great day, including the Starbucks Annual Meeting on Wednesday. Sat through the 3-hour meeting without pain in my feet. Saw many old friends and colleagues. Great day yesterday (Thursday). Was in a number of meetings from 10AM to 5PM and felt great the whole time. Great day today including a couple of meetings. Each day […]

Greetings from Chemotherapy

March 27, 2007 from Don | Encouraging Times, The Whole Story | Comments Off on Greetings from Chemotherapy

I am hooked up with Chemotherapy- or is that hooked on chemotherapy Doug normally does not do chemotherapy with a temp but he agrees I look great, feel great and…… My tumor is shrinking with the new Chemo! Isn’t that cool-the liver is smaller. He is scheduling me to go to a allergist to see […]

Feeling Stronger Day by Day

March 30, 2007 from Don | Encouraging Times, Quick Overview, The Whole Story, Ups and Downs | Comments Off on Feeling Stronger Day by Day

Today is Friday, March 30th, 3 days since my chemotherapy. As I mentioned last time, I am feeling great and somehow stronger every day. Of course it is great to know from the CT scans while I was in the hospital last weekend that my liver tumor is shrinking. This is so good since I […]