Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Holy cow! I feel abou 10 pounds lighter (which, incidentally, is not a good thing right now)

I just received the call with my biopsy results and found out that I am officially in remission.....my blast cells were less than 5% and I can officially move on to phase 2 of the treatment WHEW!!!

So we were able to take down this cancer from 97% all the way to about 3%.....not too shabby, and that 3% had better watch out.

Words cannot express how much I appreciate the love, prayers, and support from everybody reading this and everybody in my life. It has been inspirational to hear from so many loved ones that have been with me through this journey.

This was evan's fortune cookie from lunch today: "There are 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes, it's what you do with them that matters". Not sure how that applies, but it seemed really profound.

ALL will be very very well


  1. SOOOOOO Happy for you Dan!! Things are truly looking up every day for you now :) We love you and are continuing the prayers for you and your dad every day. Hope to see you Saturday - if not, we will find a way to get out to see you soon!!
    Love to all of you & prayers always,
    The McKenzie's

  2. I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo HAPPY! Now when you come to reunion next year I can woop you one at volley ball ;) haha cant wait! Also Much love from New Hampshire! The New England states are happy you are making a recovery!

  3. Way to fight the battle Dan. I literally jumped in joy. Now I'm officially afraid of you. Good fortune cookie - my said "It wasn't chicken"
    Keep up the fight, don't underestimate your enemy, and don't forget to enjoy life.

  4. Dan:

    I just got chills.

    I'm smiling ear to ear for you. How miraculous. How amazing. I'm inspired. May this be the beginning of everything else wonderful about life for you...


  5. Danny - your blogs always make me cry! The last two especially made me cry tears of joy for you - I am so happy for you and Hanna and that you are kicking cancer's butt - I knew you would and you will keep on it til it's gone. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  6. BOO. YA. That's how it's done! Don't mess with Danny, cancer creep!
    Oh, and my fortune cookie today said, "To order more fortune cookies go to www.fancyfortunecookies.com"


    Erika & Jason

  7. Hip Hip Hooray! Well, I am totally not surprised! Because of the strong faith from you, your dad, your mom, your brother, your beautiful fiance, your entire family and your outstanding friends, you are kicking this rapidly because there is NOTHING that will ever get in your way!! Just as your dad is kicking his monster too, your bravery comes first from him and then of course you-know-who. Keep up the strong fight because you will be the winner by far with a knock-out in no time at all!! I love you so much!
    Aunt Ronnie XXXXOOOO

  8. Awesome news, congrats! Was that a Good Taste Fortune? We're never gonna keep you out of that place now...

  9. YES!!! That's great news, Dan-O! We couldn't be happier for you. Keep on fighting the way you are & it will be completely gone in no time.

    "You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should." - a paragraph from Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

  10. Danny Boy - This made my day.
    I have been praying since you were diagnosed that I should be the only one with this beast.
    I would say more, but I can't see through the tears of joy and PRIDE.

    Luv Ya

  11. Fantastic news! I've been praying hard for you!

    Congratulations on your engagement too!

  12. Wonderful! We're so happy for you! We'll continue following as you knock this out completely.

  13. I am crying happy tears! Its wonderful wonderful news! Keep it up cuz-o...cant wait to give you a big hug, hope to see you on Saturday, but if not then...real soon! Love you!

  14. FANTASTIC NEWS!!!! I am so glad to see the treatment worked!! ~Tarah Balkovic