Just wanted to do a brief update. We are very busy with a lot of year-end bookkeeping and other business-related issues, so if I don't post for a while, it's due to work. We are closing Robert's shop The Sandman on December 31st. Robert has an internet mineral business, coloradominerals.com, that will become his primary focus. He will still do some sand-pouring, and we will stock the bottles at the bookstore.
Last Friday, I saw Dr. Bynum, the orthopedic surgeon, about possibly having a pin put in my hip. We will discuss that with Dr. Bergen and Dr. Oldroyd this week. The cancer is not in a weight-bearing area at this time, but the bone apparently could break easily and we wouldn't have much left to work with if it did. I have a follow-up with the orthopedic doctor in January.
I had the Zemota infusion along with Gemzar last Wednesday. The Zemota is the bone strengthener. My bloodwork was still good. I felt good the first day after infusion and then went into a chemo slump on Thursday night and felt like I had the flu. Those symptoms have been improving everyday.
We see Dr. Bergen again this week on Wedensday, and I have a follow-up appointment with the radiation oncologist (Dr. Oldryod) on Friday. There's still pain in my hip, but it is gradually getting better. I'm being very careful not to slip on snow or ice.
My bowling team has a bye this week. It's getting very hectic with all the Christmas activities and holiday business coming upon us, but it's fun, too. Robert's son Ian is coming for the holidays, and we are looking forward to that. He eats a vegan diet, so we will have a healthy holiday meal.
Well, I gotta get back to work. Again, I owe many people a call, e-mail, or card. I'll be in touch soon. And I still want to get some pictures posted.
Thanks again for so many prayers and good thoughts.
Just up here in Colorado getting some work done.