Monday, November 24, 2008

Short Sighted

A CT scan is scheduled for tomorrow to give us an update on the first two rounds of Taxotere / Avastin. I’m feeling pretty confident the new combo has been working. My cough, even though it still lingers, has decreased which is the tell tale sign for me. While the chemotherapy has been difficult to handle, I just know my body and the cancer is getting better.

Some family and friends have asked how many cycles will I be on or what will you do next if it’s not working. Call me short-sighted, but I think I’ll deal with that when the time comes. The mental battle is a difficult game to play, but if I give in to planning for the worst - when will I have time to focus on getting better and succeeding? It is that positive expectation that has gotten me this far and hopefully will for awhile longer.


hughesd2000 said...

I'll be thinking about you guys tomorrow and sending healthy vibes your way. Keep up the positive thoughts. This thanksgiving we are thankful for having you both in our lives!!

Kalisa Owens said...

I couldn't agree more with you Dan...I am sending postive healthy energy your way tomorrow. Smile big during your CT scan...and continue to spend your energy fighting away that nasty cancer! Our prayers are with you tomorrow and every day.

Anonymous said...

Dan and Meg,
We send our positive thought and good wishes for tomorrow's CT scan and treatment .
Hope it want be too hard and that you both will enjoy Thanksgiving with your loving familys.
We love you,
Judy and John

Anonymous said...

Positive thoughts and prayers are with you guys today!
The Geraci's

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you both today!

Anonymous said...


I look forward to the scan results verifying that your current treatment is effective. As to a focus of your previous blog --integrity has its own reward. See you and Meg over the holiday weekend.


bob said...

we wish we could be there for the Thanksgiving feast, and to come to the CT scan. we are thankful you are such an inspiration to our family and strangers alike. Keep on Fighting. Bob & Lindsay & Madi.

You know a dream is like a river, ever changing as it flows.
And a dreamer's just a vessel that must follow where it goes.
Trying to learn from what's behind you and never knowing what's in store
makes each day a constant battle just to stay between the shores.
And I will sail my vessel 'til the river runs dry.
Like a bird upon the wind, these waters are my sky.
I'll never reach my destination if I never try,
So I will sail my vessel 'til the river runs dry.
Too many times we stand aside and let the water slip away.
To what we put off 'til tomorrow has now become today.
So don't you sit upon the shore and say you're satisfied.
Choose to chance the rapids and dare to dance the tides.
-Garth Brooks, song "The River" co-written with Victoria Shaw