Friday, April 23, 2010

The waiting game

Hi everyone, Colin here from Foothills. Things are going pretty good here, just playing the waiting game a little bit now or so it seems. Yesterday I had my chemo and also another spinal chemo where they took some samples again to check for anything out of the ordinary, but everything came back clear from my spine. They also did another bone marrow biopsy because when I came back to the hospital I was neutrapenic, no white blood cells, just to make sure the cancer has not crept back into my bone marrow. We don't have that result back yet, so we are praying that it comes back clear. This is where the waiting game comes in again. We won't find out the results until Monday, however, talking to the doctor this afternoon he seemed to think it would be clear but we need to keep praying until we have the actual results. My feeling is the test will be clear of any cancer because not even 2 weeks ago they did a bone marrow biopsy and it was clear. One of the side effects of the chemo is a drop in cell counts and we learned from the last round of treatments that chemo drops the cell counts and it takes some time for them to recover.

I am eating almost normally now, I am drinking a bit with meals but I am drinking a ton of water during the days trying my best to flush the chemo level down so I can go home as soon as possible. So far today I have walked about 3 kms and I am going to go for another walk before bed to help flush that level down.

Thanks to everyone who is praying for us during this time and if I could ask for people to pray specifically for the bone marrow results to be clear of any cancer once again that would be much appreciated. Also that my white blood cells would rebound by themselves during this time between treatments.

Melissa and the boys are doing good at home too. I talk to Melissa everyday and it makes me just want to be there with them because I am more mobile now almost to full capacity, I just need to work on my strength. It was nice enough the other day they were able to set up the pool in the backyard and swim a little bit. Hopefully I can get home Sunday, thats my goal. We'll keep you posted!



  1. Know that you are not waiting alone,,,,I have been thinking about you all day and am praying that the bone marrow is clear :) Keep on fightin Colin!! Ben has started the spring moto cross series and I know he hopes you can see him ride in Med Hat this time :) Hugs to you !

  2. We're still praying too Colin. Great that you're out walking so much, keep up the super attitude toward building up your strength and endurance physically as well as spiritually and emotionally. Think of the inspirational stories you'll be able to tell the junior members at the detachment some day ...

    Lisa and Jeff