Day 17 – 21 Radiations and 3 Chemos to Go!

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Day 17 180 lbs

Another wonderful day to be alive!  It was, in review, a pretty good day, a few high a few lows but as I sit here in contemplation and review I am grateful to have experienced both.  I had my weekly with Dr. Dagan and Carlene and both were very pleased that I am doing so well.  4 lbs down, but in line, tumors are shrinking and the irritation is very acceptable.  Skin looks great, outlook is superior and willingness is commendable – don’t care who you are – it is nice to get stroked!  They recommended some new products for saliva production and they were intrigued with Kat’s broth find.  While I was waiting between radiation treatment and seeing them I ran into an old friend, Rob Guyton.  Rob works in medical equipment and was down at UF this morning.  Rob is a pilot and before the conversation was over he offered to fly me to lunch at Cedar Key when I felt up to lunch. I love small plane flying and can’t wait to catch up!  And, I got to spend some time with some fellow patients from England – a wonderful couple.  The lunch today was “crunchy” so I skipped and ran some errands.

Home by 2:30 and straight to bed!  See I am learning…sometimes slowly sometimes

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quickly.  A visit with Tom and Pie, dinner of oatmeal and cake, some filing tasks, Kat just got home from her woodcarver’s meeting and time with you.  What more could a boy ask for…..oh I know my friends from Atlanta, Chuck and Bobbie send me some skull and crossbones candle holders!!  I will wrap up tonight with two pictures – 1 the start of my day and 2 the end – God’s palette painted with His love for us and it’s ours if we take the time to see it.  My love to you all and I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.


LESSON OF THE DAY – Remember to look for the small stuff.

Author: Don

Hi my name is Don Penny I am a professional woodturner in Jacksonville, FL. I was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic squamous cell carcinoma in 3 lymph nodes and the base of the tongue and this is my story of day to day life while fighting cancer.

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