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A little light headed from the good stuff

A little light headed from the good stuff

This morning shortly after 8:00AM I finally got the call that my room was ready in Georgetown University Hospitals telemetry unit.  Robin and I finished some things up at the house and then drove down. I was admitted shortly after 10:00AM and then told to head up to C4. Thank goodness Robin was along since she does a far better job than I in navigating this hospital. The telemetry unit is mostly cardiac patients who are really bad off. I think I totally threw them since I walked in on under my own power – not what they are used to.

Since I was going to be doing my chemo as an in-patient I took a back seat to all of the out-patients therefore creating a very long day of waiting. I have to admit that by 4:00PM I was starting to get a bit aggravated with the nothing happening. Things finally got rolling around 5:00PM and the first part of my chemo medication started at 6:30PM. 2 hours after that Betty, my oncology nurse, started the last phase of my treatment – the one that’s the reason for my being an in-patient.

So far the only effect the chemo is having is my being a bit more light headed than normal.  Since I’m held captive on this small ward I’m sure I’ll be updating you again before I leave here.

Please keep Robin in your prayers.  She’s heading out to California on a business trip in the morning and her not being able to be here, while I’m in the hospital, is adding to her stress. I hate what this disease does to the people closest to me.

2016-10-31T07:39:04-04:00 August 5th, 2013|Categories: Cancer Update|7 Comments


  1. Karen August 6, 2013 at 9:46 am

    That’s right…keep them all on their toes, Mike.

  2. Ann Marie Railing August 6, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Yay for the long-awaited chemo! Yes, will ask that God continue to watch over Robin and you. I know He is.

    Love you!


  3. Kathleen Judson August 6, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Had a great long conversation with Robin last night and kept her up to date on the shenanigans of my boys. We have spent most of the summer in doctor’s offices and PT. I just picked up the 4th prescription of the week for my crew. Did you know that you can have an allergy to your own shoes???? Yep, Chris does! Brighson has strep, Joey has pink eye and more PT for his ankle….. yep, just another day in paradise!!! Missing you and praying REAL hard for you! If you want a laugh, ask Robin about the hole in the wall!

  4. Keri Jacobs August 6, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Glad you finally made it in the hospital for the treatment (well, I’m generally not glad people are in the hospital, but you know what I mean). Praying Robin has peace on her trip.

  5. Keri Jacobs August 6, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    How long do you think you’ll be in the hospital?

  6. Rose Blondell August 7, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Hope you are home now and pray that you feel okay. You know John and I are keeping you close in prayer.

  7. Bobbie August 7, 2013 at 8:35 am

    So glad things are finally rolling. Let us know if we can help while Robin is gone. Hugs.

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