I’m Doing Great! (03/19/2015 Update)

EasterHello friends and family,

It’s been a little while since my last update so I thought I would take a minute and blog.

I’m in Ann Arbor as I type, connected to a saline IV and waiting for the Erbitux to be delivered from the pharmacy. This is my third Erbitux treatment since my December 5th surgery.

Once again my dear wife Connie is at my side, doing her work from the Ann Arbor infusion center. She is a true road warrior! And today I felt good enough to do some work as well. Ever since switching Benadryl out for an alternative medication I tend to fair much better through this treatment. Benadryl caused me to fidget and fight and made me quite agitated. To the point where I wouldn’t even take my computer because I simply couldn’t concentrate.

Anyway, today I’m doing well!

I just received my CEA count for today. Under 1.0 again. This is a blood marker that is used to assess colon cancer activity and under 1.0 means no activity. So, latest scans were clear and the blood marker is indicating no new cancer growing.

The downside to the Erbitux drug is the rash. I have a pretty good rash right now but if this drug is killing any rogue cancer cells that may be trying to grow into a tumor, well, I guess I’ll just have to tolerate the rash.

And as we approach Easter, I will focus on a NEW BEGINNING, hopefully and prayerfully WITHOUT CANCER!

Once again, I thank you all for your continued prayers and support. I’m truly thankful for so many prayer warriors in my corner.

May God Bless and Keep you and may this upcoming Easter be a beautiful and joyous celebration for you.

Sincerely,

Philip


7 Comments on “I’m Doing Great! (03/19/2015 Update)”

  1. Lynne Corbus says:

    God is good! So happy to hear that your treatments are working. Amen!

  2. April says:

    Hooray for the great day today, and the low CEA count! Bummer about the rash, but seems worth the trade off. 😋. Hugs to you and Connie – may you and your family have a blessed, cancer-free Easter. In admiration, April

  3. Krea Gregory says:

    Phil: What excellent and encouraging news!
    /Krea

  4. Linda says:

    Thanks for sharing your good news! Prayers continue for you and Connie! Have a blessed Easter!

  5. Diane says:

    Praise God! So glad to hear to good news. Stay strong and push on.

  6. Terry says:

    Wondeful news! We continue to pray for you and the entire family.

  7. Mary Salens says:

    Thanks to Fr. Solanaus and Fr. Singer… I know they fight in your corner as do I. Many many blessings of health and strength to you and Connie too. Love always!


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