Update: Episode 65 (1/17/19)

Title of today’s episode:  “Status Quo”
Here’s hoping everyone had a wonderful holiday season.  We sure did with one-sies red PJs on most of us Christmas morning and had great visits here at home with friends and families.
I did another round of chemo a couple of weeks ago, and keeping up my vow not to get a port for blood or medicine for as long as I can.  The problem is they need to stick me with an IV pretty much on all my visits now, and the bruising on my arms that results looks like I’m holding the drum for a blindfolded drummer … a small price to pay for the freedom!
We continue our trips to Hopkins to get more “stuff” (chemo, blood, platelets) pumped into me so we can enjoy each day as it comes. As we said before, we’ll keep doing this until conditions dictate we have to go a different path – fortunately I’ve given up trying to control things and am just going with the flow.
Here’s to a bountiful, beautiful and wonderful 2019 for all of us.  Remember what’s important and hold those/that close to your heart.
God’s Blessings,
Paul and Terri

Update: Episode 64 (12/2/18)

Title of today’s episode: “Quick Update (although took a while to achieve!)”

Today marks the 5th anniversary of my leukemia diagnosis, so that means I’m a FIVE YEAR survivor!  While the preceding years have had their ups, downs, remissions and relapses and all that those entail, it’s been an amazing journey for my family, friends and me.

Not only have I learned so much about myself dealing with this “situation”, I have been humbled by the love, prayers, thoughts and visits by so many people.  Thank you all very much for being such motivators through this process,  As always, my love Terri is at the top of my support food chain and I thank God everyday for her being there.

So the fight continues, and we are looking to enjoy the holidays and whatever 2019 (and beyond😊?) brings. We hope all the best for you and your families in this wonderful season

God’s blessings,

Paul and Terri

PS – all I can say is Paul is one of the strongest people I know and while this 5 years has not been of our choosing, he has made it through with humor and only a few (very reasonable) bouts of complaints.  May we enjoy 5 more??? 🙏