Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My tests are in.

I'm feeling very tired and sick tonight. My white blood cell counts were again hovering around the Barely There mark. And I just finished receiving a drug that keeps me from getting pnemonia sick but gets me pukey sick. So I'll keep this short.

At 12:30 pm and after a two-hour wait, I finally saw my stem cell doctor. He's going to Spain for two plus weeks. Oh and he said that I no longer have any cancer in me. My body did a Last Call and they had to leave. That Closing Time song played on the juke box, too. 

If I had received the typical chemo treatment there would be an 80% chance they'd show their malignant heads sometime down the line in a couple of months or so. But now there's less than half a chance. The best odds in Vegas is playing the Don't Pass line. I think it's 45% so I have better odds than any pit boss would allow. 

My odds get slightly better because for the next month I'll be here getting Proton Radiation treatment. I start that next week. Right now I just need to sleep and puke. 

15 comments:

  1. This is fabulous news!!! And Proton Radiation treatment sounds very Star Trek. I hope the side effects are brief. Cancer free, wow. Mazel Tov!!

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  2. Great News Michael! Thanks for keeping us updated with the Blog. I am amazed at how well you write when you are feeling so lousy. Naturally talented. Hang in there with your Proton Radiation treatment. We need to see you at the New Years Eve party this year.

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  3. See you Cancer, you don't have to go home but you can't stay here....

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  4. Mike Congratulations!!!! I knew you were going to pull through this ordeal. Get well quickly so you can come back home.

    Jim Donahue

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  5. Kick ass, Michael! Proton radiation treatment sounds very comic book-like. Maybe bring a spider with you. If it can make a nerd like Peter Parker cooler, imagine what it could do for you...

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  6. Michael...

    You Dominated the Dojo!

    A (mildly disturbing) musical tribute in your honor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vphj_fZ3Ew

    Congrats buddy!

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  7. Fantastic news, Michael! Keep up the good work as you make the turn and race down the homestretch. My money was on you all along. Happy day, happy day.

    Here's a Motley Crue message to all of those recently departed cancer cells: "Don't go away mad, just go away."

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  8. Woo Hoo!!! That's great Mike!

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  9. That's awesome news, Mike! (the cancer gone, not the puking) Now go get some rest!

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  10. Good to hear Michael. Hell I might even have to puke right along with you this weekend in a show of solidarity.

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  11. The magnitude of this news is beyond words!!!! So, it was on Bastile Day that Cancer got the blade....merci beaucoup...hopefully the Proton Radiation treatments will deal the final blow so you can come home to the many who love & miss you!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux4RiJVEqio
    Sending you good vibes from Forest Park!!
    Dianne

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  12. Sweet news, Michael!! That is awesome. We miss you in the 'hood, that's for sure. I don't know who Joe should emulate, fashion-wise, that is, without you here. So I hear you'll be attending Madison's birth via Skype. Joe's probably jealous skype wasn't an option when Clark was being born. I hope you know all our best wishes are coming your way. Kellie Hardin

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  13. Michael...........
    Too long between posts.....sending a special prayer out into the Universe for you today!

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