Here's the deal on the chemo

  1. I went to see the hematologist today, thinking that I would begin chemo for my Leukemia (CLL). My WBC cont's to skyrocket, has more than tripled in the last year, is now 135K. I have to be admitted on 11/18 to start the chemo, it has to be given as an inpatient for the 1st course (5 days). Fludarabine. Then they wait 4 weeks, and if everything goes OK I get the second course as an outpt. I ain't too happy about it, but it's gotta be done. Thanks guys and gals for all the support you have given me. Of course I will be offline for the week of the 18-22, but I will keep you posted as soon as I get back online. I will of course be here until the 18th to torment you.

    Pappy :kiss
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  3. by   LasVegasRN
    Awww, Pappy. We'll be pulling for you and hoping for the best.

    Have Mrs. Pappy keep in touch, okay?

    You may proceed with the tormenting.
  4. by   sunnygirl272
    Man...that sorta were all resigned to starting today, then it basically gets postponed....AGH!!! least we get a bit longer with ya before the begins....
    Originally posted by JonRN
    I will of course be here until the 18th to torment you.

    Don't you have a laptop you can use?

    You're in my thoughts Pappy.... If my wishes were medicine, you'd be all better

  6. by   NurseDennie
    I'm with LVRN - torment away.

    Prayers and good thoughts for the treatment.


  7. by   kmchugh

    Still keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Not much else I can say.

    Kevin McHugh
  8. by   spineCNOR
    Dear Pappy,

    I'm pulling for you--will be sending positive thoughts your way:kiss
  9. by   adrienurse loves its Pappy! Take care!:kiss
  10. by   Lausana
    Lots of love Pappy :kiss

    Glad you'll be hanging around for a while longer But if your wife starts being your go-between to us she may become addicted and never give back the computer :chuckle
  11. by   nurs4kids
    awww, pappy..i'm so sorry.
    all my love, thoughts and prayers directed your way!
  12. by   sunnygirl272
  13. by   whipping girl in 07
    You're in my prayers, Pappy.
  14. by   Q.
    Best wishes Jon, and be strong.