July 14, 2013

Yesterday at 1:07 PM my little friend beeped farewell letting me know that my first chemo treatment had come to an end. Robin and I had timed things well as we were already heading back down to Georgetown to have the infusion pump detached. I walk in and there’s Marta (receptionist in the oncology infusion wing) sitting behind the counter and I had to ask her if she ever gets a day off. She laughed and even though we’ve both joked about how bad we are with names she recognized me this time. On went the ceremonial plastic wrist band and I immediately get swooped off by a nurse who dutifully checks me over and disconnects everything. 15 minutes after getting to the hospital I was back in the car and we were heading home. I love it when there’s no waiting around at the hospital.

First Round Done.

2017-01-08T15:09:16-04:00 July 14th, 2013|Categories: Cancer Update|2 Comments


  1. Jack Deitz July 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Hey Mike, I just found your post on fb this morning and I must say shock was not too strong of a description for my feelings. As I got caught up on your postings, I was wondering what I would say and frankly . . . As you so eloquently put it GOD is in control and is bigger than all our problems. I have found in my 63 years of walking planet earth that God will give me exactly what I need at the time I need them, generally not before. So my prayer for you and Robin is that God would grant you mercy and peace as you deal with this and wrap you in his loving arms during the times you feel most down and alone. One of my favorite scripture passages is from Jeremiah. In chapter 32 the Israelites are facing some pretty tough circumstances and then God says in verse 27 “Behold, I am the God of all flesh and NOTHING (my emphasis) is too hard for me”.

    Grace and Peace,


  2. Rachel Young July 16, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Since when are you bad with names? : )

    I’m not at all surprised to hear you are spreading the joy of the Spirit in spite of everything: “Those who look to him are radiant their faces are never covered with shame” (Psalm 34, v. 5)

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