Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hombre Grande

It's been a month or so since I updated the blog, so I figured I better get in here and let everybody know how the battle is going! I have completed two rounds of the 6 day course of ifosfamide. So far so good. It's hard staying in the hospital for a week at a time, but the staff have been excellent and treated me so well. No real side effects to speak of - some muscle soreness and fatigue being the only major things to report. Well of course the no hair look has come back in my life. I posted this joke on my Facebook page the other day - my mom and sisters have been teasing me, saying I look like "Steve the bouncer from the Jerry Springer show" haha - we try to have fun with the situation when we can!

I am in Houston for the next couple of days doing tests and going to meet with my Doctor. I will post results from the past two rounds later this week. Thank You for the continued prayers from everybody, they certainly are being felt.

Andrew

PS. I was in Mexico a couple of weeks ago and the locals liked to call me "hombre grande!" haha I'm not sure if that's good or bad but my family and I got a big kick out if it...

11 comments:

Elizabeth said...

hombre grande!!! haha! lots of love to you from bellingham. you're doing great, keep up all the hard work.

the o's said...

we love you andrew and are praying for you a ton! xoxo, the oranens

Anonymous said...

Hey Andrew, continuing to send prayers your way as you're down in Houston - and for the Dawgs in Charlotte! Praying for all good things!
Patricia

Dick Douglas said...

Best wishes man, stay positive.

Anonymous said...

Andrew....wishing and praying for only good things! Lots of love, chris and bill Clark (jimmy's parentals)

Laura said...

Andrew, Thanks for the update. I always enjoy hearing your progress. We are praying for you and for a miracle from God. I am happy you enjoyed Mexico with your great family. Blessings, Laura and the Burgi family

angela said...

sending you our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Hey Hombre Grande!

Thanks for the update and the Mexico pictures! Looks like you guys had an amazing trip! Hopefully we'll talk soon. Take care!

Stacey

Andrea said...

Andrew! You need to stop by and visit when you see Dr. Milder. We miss you!!! I'm so glad you have a blog so we can see what you are up to. You may be out of sight, but you are surely not out of mind! We are still rooting for you over here in the Treatment Center!

Lots of love from your girls in the MTC!!!

Andrea

Andrea said...

Okay, Lisa just said you DID come by, "hombre grande". Stop by again! Everyone was so used to seeing you every day.

Jill said...

Hey Andrew, nice writing! Great running into you the other day but no doubt we'd both enjoy it more if we bumped into each other anywhere else.

Hope to see you soon,
Jill