Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Well, the day has finally come. I'm still not sure that I believe it just yet but the worst of the treatment is supposedly behind me now. Course 4 finished up without any issues and that closed the book on the most aggressive part of the chemo. Now they are giving me a week or so off while my immune system and blood counts recover. Once they recover and stabilize, I will have to have a bone marrow biopsy (I already told them to check their morphine stock!). The results will show whether I am still in remission and if the cancer is still in retreat.....which it will be, if it knows what's good for it! If everything is looking good, I will start course 5 which lasts another two years but only involves a small amount of chemo and much fewer hospital visits. The side effects will also be much less prominent and I should be growing my hair back and getting my energy back......by summertime I will be ready to audition for the next season of 'Jersey Shore'...haha

Now I am in a bit of limbo because I am finished with the treatments and I am so incredibly ready to gain energy (and a few pounds) and get back up to speed with life but my body is still feeling the effects of the chemo and my immunity is still way down. It will take a few weeks to work the poison out of my body and to build up my immunity so I will just have to take it slowly for a little bit longer. But as Punxsutawney Phil reminded us this morning, we have some more time of being cold and having fires and drinking hot chocolate, so I can handle a few more slow paced weeks.

Its now just over 2 months til Hanna and I start our family together. I can't wait for everything that will come along with that. I think we got a bit of a headstart on "dealing with crises" so maybe we will catch some slack down the road.....I'm talking to you Powerball. We are going on our pre-marriage retreat this weekend so any thoughts and prayers will be appreciated. We have done a pretty good job on staying on top of the planning "stuff" (at least, I hope we are) with tons of help from family and friends.

Thanks for always listening to my rambling thoughts. Your support and prayers have been as important as anything throughout this year.

Life is good and
ALL Will Be Well

“Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.”


  1. Hi Danny (Word Twist King)! I am also banking on the power ball - somebody's got to do it. I am so happy you have made it through this unimaginable physical hell (I was going to say unimaginable physical challenge but it didn't seem quite enough). Anyway, we are all looking forward to your recuperation and of course, to your wedding with Hanna. What an emotional roller coaster but now, you're on your way up to the sky. We love you and will continue to pray for you.
    Love, Aunt Ann Ham

  2. Well done!!!! take care and enjoy your retreat!!!

  3. This what I have been PRAYING for.
    Luv Ya Buddy


  4. Way to keep the positive attitude throughout this whole thing, Dan ( LOVE Jersey Shore- I'm sure that's what's gotten you through:) We are still praying with you- hang in there!!! Peace, Struks