Chemo – round 1 is behind me. 39 weekly rounds to go. This one went off without a hitch. Don’t even ask about how crazy last week was, with nurses crying and me walking out. Yes, I was the guy running down the street with tubing hanging off my arm. The difference was the new “Power Port” I had surgically implanted in my neck and chest last week. Dear God, the things I’ll do to stay alive!
Blood sugars have spiked into the 400s due to the predisone, but we expected that and are working on the best way to bring them down. Otherwise, 45 years of diabetes will kill me before this damn cancer does! The best thing that happened today was me getting an actual prescription for ice cream (something about building up my calcium so my bones don’t snap in two) – I kid you not:
Ignore the skim milk part. And why no refills? Also, don’t let anyone see the “substitution permitted” or I will end up with some sort of “frozen dairy dessert” crap instead of “Rocky Road Moose Tracks with Hersey Swirls.”
It fills my heart with delight knowing that the cancer cells that have been growing in my body for probably a year are, at this very minute, being put to death. It should be 2-3 weeks before I start feeling better, if this treatment works. My scans from last week were not encouraging, however. The cancer has continued to spread further into my pelvis and onto the tops of my femur bones. Not good, but so far still contained to the bones. Let’s give thanks for anything good we can find in this situation!
In other news, I have finished filling out the team at MacPro Services. Here we are in all our glory:
They are good, solid people who will carry this business forward into the future. But why are they so young? Average age is 27 years old – and that includes me in the mix. It would be more like 12 if I wasn’t in the picture!
Also, don’t tell anyone, but Ben (second from right) is our new Windows guy. We’re still Mac specialists, but we have had several Windows-based businesses asking for our services so we have decided to accommodate them. Josh (far right) is our new Mac Specialist – an Apple Store Genius from south Florida who fixes iphones and just about anything else.
Carrie (far left) does our service contract work, accounting and keeps us all in line. Drew (second from left) is doing a great job of assuming ownership of the business. I am the old guy in the middle looking after all the young’uns. Together, we are ready to help you with all your computer (both Mac and PC), AV, web design and video security needs.
My spirits are high tonight. So many of you have been thinking and praying for me and my family. My profound thanks. We will keep pushing on – fighting this cancer – trusting God with our lives – and being thankful for all things.