Friday, August 21, 2009

Another great day!

You will not believe the day this poor sick cancer patient has had!

I woke up this morning with no nausea. Got up and woke my children, fixed there breakfast, (toasters strudels both with their own special icing picture) and got them out the door and on the way to school.

My wife then went to work so I decided about 10:00 I would call a friend from work who normally goes out to eat for lunch on Fridays to ask where he was going today. He said “2 Guy’s at Porters Neck”. I said “great if you will drag your feet a little I have a doctor’s appointment at 11:00 I will meet you right after”. Well the doctor’s appointment went long and the traffic was bad so I was later than I planned. Normally there are 4 maybe 5 guys at this lunch but when I got there I had 16 people waiting for me. It was a shock to say the least. They were all folks that I haven’t seen in a month and all were laughing and having a good time. They were all waiting on me to order. I had a crab cake sandwich and ate every bite!! It was so good!! I also had some good laughs, good handshakes and good hugs. It was a really uplifting time for me and I want to make sure that all of my friends involved in putting it together know how very much I do appreciate it!!

I was still feeling pretty good so I headed over to mom’s house. Dad got out of the hospital while I was feeding my face so I wanted to check on him. While I was there I enjoyed a visit from Uncle Stan and Aunt Burlyne. Dad was doing well and is chomping at the bit to get back to work. Hopefully we will be able to get him to relax at least through the weekend.

When I got home another friend was putting a gutter across the back of my house. Regina and I have been trying to lay pavers for a back patio for months. One reason or another has delayed our progress – gutters being one of them. Thank you, Sonny & Troy for thinking of us.

I can’t overstate how appreciative I am of the acts of kindness that have been poured out on me and my family. I know I have not mentioned everything along the way or called everyone by name nor could I possibly... but the blessings have been endless.

My brother, Bill, this past week chose to shave his head in an effort to show support for me. His words were “so you know you are not alone”. I feel very fortunate to have family with such a strong bond. His act of support is not a surprise… knowing him I would expect nothing less than his all. Feeling helpless a shaved head was all he had to offer.

The doctor wanted to see me today when I went in for my shot. He has been concerned about my overall well being due to the fact I have been sick the past 3 weeks and we are gearing up for another full week of chemo. He was pleasantly surprised with how well I was doing, I even gained 3 pounds. On Wednesday one of the shots he gave me was a steroid. He said “I now have an idea of where to go with this”. So we think he may have the perfect combo of medications for me this coming week. I am thankful to have a doctor that cares not only about curing the cancer but also about me & my quality of life during the chemo.

Again, we thank each of you for your constant prayers. We know the Lord hears and He has been answering. The cards, emails, blog posts, phone calls, visits, and acts of kindness have been a great blessing to me and my family. Knowing each of you are there for us means so much.


  1. Thank God for a great day. I will keep the prayers a coming so you will have more days like Friday. Glad you are blessed with such a loving Work family and that you were able to join them for lunch and fun. Also glad Larry was able to get out of the hospital and hope he is doing well too. You, Regina and the Family are constantly in my prayers and I hope Saturday is another great day for you, I pray. Love Jamie MABE Fitzsimmons

  2. This is great news! Sad that you have to be sick to realize how much you are loved!! Maybe you have always felt this loved- I sure hope so :) We'll keep praying...

  3. Danny, one of our neighbors had a thank you party for everybody who did something to help during her treatment. It is so amazing how people come out to help when you really need it. Glad to hear you are feeling better.

  4. Hey Danny,

    Glad you have had several wonderful days. So sorry to hear about Larry though. I'm glad he's out of the hospital. I pray your Mom gets some rest soon. I pray the Drs. have the combo fixed perfectly and you'll have a much better week this week. We're still praying!!