Monday, August 3, 2009

The waitng game....

So, after an anxious night and an even more nervous morning filled with tons of apprehension and even more prayer, Hanna, my mom, and I went out to Hershey to get the results of Friday's biopsy. .........
.........(i'm building the suspense)

...and we waited and waited a long time just to hear that the results had not come in yet and that there was no news. So, today was a great exercise in patience, endurance and maintaining peace of mind.

It's pretty unnerving to have to continue to wait for such important news, but its okay and all will be well no matter what they come back with. I am ready to face anything and prepared for any news.....I have those amazing people around me to thank for that.

I should be getting a call tomorrow with the results. That will decide whether I start course 2 of the clinical trial, move on with some over chemo that may be more effective, or head in the direction of a transplant.

One more day of prayers is only gonna help in the long run; that and some words of wisdom from the great Tom Petty, "You take it on faith, you take it to the heart; the waiting is the hardest part"

Also wanted to share the toast that Cliff the balloon pilot made to us over champagne after our inaugural hot-air journey:

"The winds have welcomed you with softness. The sun has blessed you with his warm hands. You have flown so high and so well that God has joined you in your laughter. And He has set you gently back again into the loving hands of Mother Earth"


  1. I'm proud to be your cousin Dan'O! Looking forward to this weekend.

  2. Danny! Please know that even though we are far away, we are with you every step of the way. We've been thinking about you all day and look forward to the news tomorrow. It's all UP (you know, like "up" in the hot air balloon...heh heh...but seriously...) from here!
    ((big hugs!!))

    erika & jason

  3. Dan you are definitely in Laura and my prayers and I can't wait to see you again soon buddy. After all, you have a fantasy football championship to defend.

    I have never met Hanna but tell her congratulations!!! Kick-ass looking proposal by the way.