Saturday, August 1, 2009

Update...From the Hospital

Hello, thanks SO much for all of the texts, emails and phone calls over the last week. Sorry I haven't been able to get back to people one-on-one like usual, but it's been difficult. It's safe to say that this has been the worst week of my life and I am stuck here (in the hospital) until at least Tuesday as they plan to do the small procedure on Monday (called a pericardial window). They think the fluid around my heart needs to be dealt with so that's why I am still here and why I will be here through the weekend.

The chemo was rough...luckily I slept through the first three days of it (this concerned my doctors a little as they weren't sure why) so it was easier for me than it was for my family. The hope is the next round won't do that to me. I don't really know what happened, one day it was Monday and I don't remember anything from then until about yesterday. I guess that's good...

I will be keeping this blog updated the next few days. The plan right now is to deal with this effusion early in the week and then take a couple of weeks off before I start the second round of this chemo. Thanks everyone for all of your well-wishes, texts and emails - I've got them all and though I haven't responded I've been reading them and I appreciate them.


Anonymous said...


I hear you got out for a little while today - it must have made you feel better, especially since the weather was so beautiful. Tomorrow, of course, because we planned to set up tables and eat outside it will rain all day. But if you're able to be with us we won't complain (well, maybe just a little) about the weather.

love from,
Aunt Kate

Anonymous said...

Hi Will,Shana, and Family,

We've been thinking about you Will,
all week long. Glad to hear you're
starting to feel a little better. We feel powerless and wish we could take it all away! As we said in the beginning you're going to BEAT This! If you need anything we're here. WillPower!

Much Love,
Karen,Tom,and Boys xo :)

Anonymous said...


Keep up the great fight! Your attitude is amazing still after all you have been thru! We love you and continue to support you every step of the way! Love You both~

jennoonan said...

Hey Will!

Stay strong!!! You can do it!

Anonymous said...

Hi..Will...sorry to hear all that you have been going through. We are all thinking of you and I am keeping you in my prayers. The POK office sends their best and that we are all thinking of you. You will get through this and beat it.

Toni & POK office Staff

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