Today was Chemo Treatment #5. It is 7:30 PM, a few hours after treatment ended. It was another long day at the Cancer Center, but no immediate fatigue and no nausea during the day. The battle of me vs. side effects resumes tomorrow and will last for about a week or so. Nausea, fatigue, heartburn, among others. Thankfully, last week’s news make it a little more palatable, but I am quickly reminded that I still have to get through 4 more months of this.
Now, my new-found connection with Dave Roberts, former Red Sox.
I already loved this guy for his clutch steal of second base in Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS against those Yankees. Somehow I missed the fact that Dave Roberts last year was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in March 2010.
Dave just had a PET scan at Dana Farber in Boston to take a look at where things are with the lymphoma and I heard a radio interview with him. When he said ‘I gotta clean bill of health from his doctors’, you could feel his smile through the radio. The smile on my face was larger than it was on October 27, 2004 when the Sox won the World Series and larger than last Wednesday when the Bruins won the Stanley Cup.
Congrats Dave on the great news! Be strong!
- Finally, Some Good News (andyridesagainstcancer.wordpress.com)
- Baseball the right medicine for Padres coaches battling cancer (cbssports.com)