Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wednesday February 23

Over the weekend, did fairly well.  Mostly just energy level problems.  However, on Monday night/Tuesday morning, I had another onset of severe diarrhea.  I immediately began taking Lomotil (anti-diarrhea prescription) to get a handle on it.  It took until this morning to get this under control.  Fortunately, this time I was able to get a handle on it before I got dehydrated.  I am not sure what is setting this off unless it is a side effect of chemo drugs that have delayed effects.  So today, I am drinking, drinking, drinking!

Tomorrow (Thursday), Heidi and I will be at the Cleveland Clinic the entire day.  I have appointments at 9:00 a.m, 10:45 am., 11:45 am., 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm with different people and units.  The set it up all in one day for me since we have to travel so far.  At this point, the plan is to start radiation treatments and new chemo regiment on Monday March 7.  I will learn more about all this tomorrow.


  1. Don, Thanks again for keeping us updated so we know how to pray and what to pray for. We will be praying for these 5 appointments and I hope something on the Cleveland Clinic food services menu sounds good to you, too. That's a long day...
    Just one other thing... when you are doing all that drinking, make sure you're not driving ;)
    Love you and hope to connect on Friday evening or Sunday. I'll be in touch with both our Heidis to see what works for the big picture.
    Love you both & will continue prayer for your physical healing.

    "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?" Jesus answered, "It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in Him." (John 9:1-3)

  2. Drive safe and have a good day! Hugs and kisses sent from the far East to you two!

  3. Don, Thats a long day! We'll be thinking about you and Heidi!

  4. Please drive carefully since it is supposed to get bad out again tonight with this weather. That will be a long day but hopefully informative and positive. Please mention this diarrhea you are having because maybe they have some ideas on how to avoid or deal with it. I love the updates because otherwise I would have to text you every day and that would be exhausting. I am saying daily prayers for you both.