- Sadness mingled with hope
- Hope overcoming sadness
- An overwhelming desire to get in the ring and fight like crazy.
So, I am at that last step now. Cancer cannot rule my life. I am not powerless. I have a lot of fight left in me, just watch.
This morning we went to visit the new charity clinic that Henry Schein has very generously built to allow me to expand my charity work. It was so beautiful! I am just filled with desire to get in there and do some good. For those who don't know, Schein is one of the largest dental suppliers in the world. Out of the goodness of their hearts they offered their resources to build this clinic and cover all of it's operating expenses so that we can help more people in need. Their generosity is like a gift from Heaven. I am so grateful to them.
Then we went to the doctors. The infectious disease doctor thinks my swelling and fevers are all due to tumor not infection. Unfortunately, our oncology doctor is out of town until Tuesday. The ones on call were reluctant to let me get started. Basically they didn't want to take the responsibility if something went wrong. They were very determined to have us wait until Tuesday. JoLynne was equally determined that we get started today. (By the way, you probably don't know this about JoLynne but she can be VERY strong willed at times, especially if someone she loves is threatened) We seemed to be an an impasse. We really feel that this cancer is growing very fast and that five days would make a difference. Finally the doctors here agreed to call our doctor at Mayo. He agreed with us that treatment should commence now. The doctors here finally gave in.
So, here I sit, hooked up to chemo. Ring the bell, I am ready for a heck of a fight.