Monday, June 29, 2009


Tomorrow is a big day for me out at Hershey. I am having my second bone marrow biopsy (basically drilling into my hip bone and hollowing out a nice little chunk).....which is about as fun as it sounds. I am also having two different IV infusions of chemotherapy. I'm a bit nervous because the few days after chemo last week were pretty rough. I had alot of nausea which really decreased when they put me on some more medications, which i was thankful for. I have also had a pretty constant tingling sensation in my fingers and lips and that metallic taste to all food that I consume. In conclusion....I'm over this whole chemo/leukemia thing. I wonder who I could talk to about that. But, in all seriousness, it should be a long day......but it will put me one day closer to knocking this thing down and out for good...which I will do.

I also want to thank everybody who has reached out to me, prayed for me, loved me, sent me cards, gifts, and books. It means everything. Its the difference between showing up alone for war and showing up with legions of soldiers at your side. Makes the task a whole lot less daunting, a little less scary. And, today was one of those days where I was a little more scared and a little more down. So, thank you for being there.

I will let you know how tomorrow goes.....

Much love and remember.......

ALL will be well


  1. We'll be thinking about you. Can't wait for you to be on the other side of this! LOVE YOU!
    Erika & Jason

  2. Dan, I'm praying for you everyday. I'm entrusting you to Our Lady and St. Paul with much hope, friend! Stay strong...

  3. I am right there with you buddy. If I could take it away and it to my issues I WOULD.

    Love ya PAL


  4. Since you got so intimate with cancer, you know what it is, and what it can do. These are the things cancer can't do; Cancer cannot invade the soul. Cancer cannot supress memories. Cancer cannot kill friendship. Cancer cannot destroy peace. Cancer cannot conquer the spirit. Cancer cannot shatter hope. Cancer cannot cripple love. Cancer cannot corrode faith. Cancer cannot steal eternal life. Cancer cannot and silence courage.
    If you want to talk to some cancer survivors in the area, let me know, and I'll put you in touch.