Thursday, August 20, 2009

Good Morning

Hey everyone, this is Colin. I thought I should come update the blog after talking with Dr Peters this morning. I asked for my cell counts just because I like to know where I am at everyday. She told me the regulars and then about an LDH cell. She called it a 'Marker' cell that tells them how fast the cancer cells are multiplying. Never heard of this one before so she went right back to when I came into the hospital. My LDH cells were over 2000 when I came in last Friday. This morning, Thursday, one week later, I am at 660. She even figures I will be down to a normal persons level by the end of next week. So that's good news. Dr Peters also said they are really happy with how I am responding to the treatments. So that's my medical news for the day.

Lastnight I had a few guests show up, a couple expected and a couple passing through to some holidays. You know all day I felt tired and run down from Chemo and slept until about 3 pm. Once Melissa showed up and then the visitors, I had a wonderful night! Sometimes all you need is to see a best friend to make you smile. Praise Jesus for the people who surround us and for family, but today especially for best friends.

Sorry this is so short but I need to study. I am writing my final exam for police recruiting tonight. Please pray I do well and for strength to get through.

God Bless,



  1. So good to hear from you. Keep your chin up, and keep fighting. Can't wait to see you with your colour back soon! Hope your test went well last night; we were thinking of you.


  2. You don't know us Colin. We are Dave Allen's mum and dad. We are praying for you all. God bless