August 22, 2006

Additional thoughts on 54.66

So I get in my car after work, Im driving home, thinking. Thinking I should let out a good cry, I mean after all isn’t that what I should be doing? If you thought yes to that question you need to go back and read more of the thoughts I have shared in the past! However, this really and truly sucks and Im pretty darn ticked off at this point.

Of course Im not going to cry! As a matter of fact the nausea I was experiencing right after lunch passed and I consumed my usual afternoon regiment of carrots, raisins, yogurt, an apple, a Power Bar and, well that was about it. I was able to get through quite a bit of work considering. Mary and I talked a few times. She found one potential clinical trial that combines Taxotere with some type of vitamin-D concentrate. The best part is at a minimum I would receive the same treatment that I would receive if not in the trial. Well see, there is a lot to discuss with Dr. Sheehan tomorrow.

I fight on, again. This is not over. It’s not even close to over. Cancer took the latest round but there are many, many more to come right now I have a feeling Im ahead on the scorecard!

At this point I again can’t help but think of others. There is a little boy in our Parish, Ben. He has eye cancer. They thought they had gotten it all but it has come back. Now they have to remove his eye AND he has to go through 52 weeks of chemo (not so bad for me after all is it!!) Ive never met him but it’s my guess hes one heck of a kid!!

There is a prayer service for him tomorrow night, Im going to try to go. I ask that you add him to your prayers.


Anonymous said...

Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace.

Amelia Earhart, Courage, 1927

Anonymous said...

David, my family and I have renewed our comittment to you and yours in prayer. In spite of your recent test results, I remain steadfast in my belief that you and your family have been specifically blessed by our father in a very special way.


John Wagner said...


Praying hard for you right now. You are a strong, courageous guy.

Anonymous said...


We are praying for you and Ben. You are a man of imense and intese courage. You are as steadfast a man as I ever met. God lives in you and it shows.