Monday, February 25, 2008

Treatment 4 to a Cure!

Hello Everyone,

Well, I am sitting here at U of M drinking a nice warm Café Mocha and listening to my iPod. The day went well, met with the doctor and we are starting to show some positive trends in the blood but still have a long way to go. (Positive Trend in Blood Numbers is GOOD! :)

Tammy stayed with me most of the time but had to bug out to take the kids to the Dentist. I am waiting for her to return and pick me up.

Funny thing happened while I was receiving the IV. See, I had scheduled a conference call to review a project at work with my development team in South America and while I was conducting the conference call this nice massage therapist shows up and ask if I would like a massage. Well, what is a guy to do, of course I responded yes. So, I am sitting there getting chemo therapy and a neck massage, conducting a conference call with guys in South America, checking my email over the internet with my laptop, and if that weren’t enough the nurse shows up to take my vital signs (blood pressure, temp). I said to myself this is a great world we live in. I didn’t skip a beat! See it is all in the way you look at it! The Glass is Half Full!

I want to thank everyone for the continued prayers and support, it really makes a difference.

Until we meet again,



Patti E. said...

Your mind is a very powerful thing - to look at every situation as the glass if half full is exactly what is going to cure this!

I'm glad today went well and are seeing positive results.

Love ya.

Libby Crawford said...

Our Novi Woods Teachers have you in our thoughts and prayers!

Feel good!

Libby Crawford

Name: Holly Bowne said...

Hey Gary:

I just want you to know I LOVE this Blog, and the entire Bowne family is keeping you in our prayers--continuously! Your amazingly positive attitude is inspirational. Keep it up!

"A cheerful heart is good medicine." Proverbs 17:22

Holly and the Bownes

P.S. Whenever I write it that way it makes us sound like a '50's rock band, doesn't it?

Michelle Donberger said...

What a great outlook you have! Yes, God is an amazing God, even through the hard times! We will definitely be praying for you and your family as you travel down this difficult road together. Please, let me know when I can bring over another chicken pot pie!! : )


Jennifer Jennings said...

You really have a terrific attitude. What an inspiration to everyone, especially your kids. We are thinking about you and praying for you. You are going to do great!
The Jennings

kathy forche said...

Hi Gary,

Glad to hear the treatments are tolerable... Of course you, Tammy and the kids are in our prayers.

I love the idea of message therapy during chemo!! :) As they say, "it could be worse".

I'll keep checking in on your blog and keep praying for more platlets!!


kc said...

whoa - what a multi-tasker you are! Keep up the positive attitude!