Gary and I went to RDA's holiday party on Saturday night and had a very nice time. I know Gary really enjoyed chatting with collegues he hasn't seen in quite a while. The most common complaint we received (perhaps complaint is too strong of a word. Suggestion maybe) is that we don't update the journal often enough these days. People apparently panic when they don't hear from us. I can fully understand that reaction. SO, as a pre-New Year Resolution (that I will promptly disregard in a few weeks) I will try my best to update the journal more frequently.
Gary is having knee and shoulder pain today -- most likely results of the Interferon shot from the other day. He gets shots on Tues, Thurs, and Saturdays and the "flu-like" symptoms begin about 18 hours afterward and linger until about the time he's due for another shot. Rinse and Repeat.
The Galloway family is off to the Price Club today to buy diapers in bulk. Patrick is very excited to go because he likes to pay homage to the row of "bacuums!" His obsession with the Hoover is unwavering. Libby heard word on the street that they hand out food samples at the Price Club. She is determined to participate as much as she can.
If we're very brave, we may get some lunch.
Gary and I scored some Terps Basketball tickets from RDA last Tuesday. Gary's friends Larry and Dave joined us for pre-game dinner (Gecko's in Patterson Park) and then the game at the new Comcast Center. The game and the seats were excellent.
Gary goes back to Dr. Jones on Thursday for his weekly blood work and checkup. His platelets are taking a beating from the Interferon and he may need to get a hit soon. His red blood levels are steady, but his white counts are still in the tank thanks to the Gleevec. That's where we want them for the time being.
That's the update for now -- nothing too exciting going on. Fine with me. Slow and steady wins the race.
Love to all---
I think we need to get Shane and Patrick together for a "bacuum" cleaner derby. Shane has a bit of the obsession for it, too.
Glad to hear you're all hanging in there.
Kevin is very good with the dust buster, so count him in the bacuum derby!!!