Saturday, October 11, 2008

Round #4 is done, the patient is home...

Yesterday I brought Dave home around lunch time. It was so nice to have him home since it was our 21st wedding anniversary. Some of you reading this may not know, but Dave had a brain tumor (benign), 8 years ago, and he was in the hospital on our 13th wedding anniversary awaiting surgery the next day. So, we decided we'd celebrate this anniversary after he's done with his chemo and surgery and is feeling up to going out on a real date. That is definitely something to look forward to! So, a rain check it is...

We agreed for some reason that Round #4 flew by...both at home and the hospital. That's a good thing. Definitely a week that you want to go by quickly. Hey, if it's getting him Taste of Thai every day for lunch, I'm quite happy to do it!

I took him in for his Neulasta shot this morning while a neighbor watched the boys (THANKS JOANN!) We get down to Emory University Hospital and are hoping it'll be a quick appointment. About 3 hours later we get back home...ugh, nothing quick about that.

So, we're home, Dave's resting and fighting nausea (as usual at this point) and he's about to watch UT play Georgia on TiVo...I hope that doesn't contribute to his nausea even more!! We shall see...

3 comments:

Bridget said...

Whatever it takes .. Thai food, TIVO, XBox .... it's all GOOD!

Here's to a quick 'bounce' this time. Can't wait to hear about your plans for celebrating when this is over. 21 years is unheard of these days. You guys must have married in high school.

Hang tough Dave!!!

Deb said...

Hi Guys
Thankyou for your blog. We are currently waiting on a diagnosis of a possible liposarcoma of my husbands r/thigh. Biopsy tomorrow. We also celebrated our 21st anniversary on 10 October. I prey the outcome is good. I will read your blog now I have found it in anticipation. It has given me alot of strength today. God Bless.

Dave Novak said...

Deb --

That's quite amazing that your anniversary is on the same day as ours. What a small world! Keep us/me informed as to your husband's condition if you can. Above all, stay positive. If you wish, you can always email me by subscribing to blog updates via email and then replying to the auto-generated notifications.

My biopsy was quite painless (other than the stinging numbing cream at the beginning) and I got my results in about 3-4 business days. The not knowing will drive you crazy, but hang in there.

--Dave Novak