Saturday, December 18, 2010

One Day Delay

Morning everyone, I hope all are enjoying the last weekend before the holidays.  It has been pretty dang cold here in Atlanta, which is compounded of course by the fact that I am totally without fur save on my arms;  luckily I won't be going outside until next Wednesday.

So as you all know I was scheduled to be admitted Thursday morning, but due to the treatment being pushed up 4 days from the normal schedule, my platelets hadn't received the memo and they weren't quite high enough for me to start.  Luckily, they were high enough though that I was able to start on Friday, so one day is no big deal.  I feel sorry for another guy who is literally on the same schedule as me, about to start his last treatment, and he ended up being delayed for the same reason until Monday, so I feel bad for him, especially since I almost suffered the same fate.

So far so good though here in day 2.  I can't tell you how much easier it is to deal with the daily routine here when you know you won't ever have to do it again.  As excited as I am, it is a little bittersweet to say goodbye to the great nursing staff over here.  I have really gotten to know all the ladies up here in unit 71, and I am definitely going to try and stay in touch as, they have such a difficult job that goes without a lot of glory and praise.

Fun fact I learned this week about cancer:  for you guys out there, statistically you have a better chance of getting male breast cancer than you do a synovial sarcoma (which is pretty dang low), so please don't forget to keep an eye on those man boobs!

Until next time from my penthouse suite at Emory Midtown!


  1. Michael O,
    So glad your Emory days are almost behind you. Jerry & I are looking forward to you coming back for a visit in Chattanooga real soon. You made quite an impression on us telling funny stories about you and MP in your college days. ;) We want to hear more!
    Merry Christmas to you & your family. I know it will be extra special being with everyone.
    Take care,
    The Jenkins

  2. So glad you are almost finished! Thinking about you and wishing you a merry merry Christmas :)

    -- Maridi

  3. Hey Michael --

    Awesome to know that you're on your last round. My guess is that by now you've already been discharged. When I got to the end of my last round, this old 80's hit got stuck in my head so I figured I'd share it with you.

    Here it is: The Final Countdown

    Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We both have so much to be thankful for.

    Take care,

    --Dave Novak