Mike’s platelet count is still fine, and all other blood work has come back okay. As usual, there will be no radiation over the weekend, but he will continue with the chemotherapy. He is starting to lose a good bit of hair…there’s more and more of it on his pillow. It’s almost getting as bad as woman’s after having a baby. (Those of you who have given birth know what I’m talking about. Sometimes I wonder how I have any hair on my head with all the strands I shed!) He’s not close to being Kojak yet, but he is getting closer to a Dr. Phil look.
My girlfriend is reprimanding me for not putting up another post about the Mike bracelets (or POP—Power of Prayer—bracelets as my father has renamed them!). I’m not going to mention any names, but hers rhymes with malison. So…if you would like a bracelet, just send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the address at the bottom of this thread. For those of you new to this blog, the bracelets are meant to serve as a little reminder to think of and pray for Mike throughout the day. It is prayer that has gotten us this far. I crocheted all of the bracelets myself during my extended stay at the hospital. (See the February thread entitled “Mike Bracelets” for more details on how the bracelet idea came about.) For you Richland Northeast folks (both faculty and students), you can just swing by Mrs. Bush’s room if you want one. She’s in room C-204, but heed this warning: class time is sacred for her, so I suggest you stop by during lunch if you want one. Interrupting class would not be a good idea. Anyone at Airport can get one from Mrs. Klein. For everyone else, here’s the address:
600 Woodrow Street
Columbia, SC 29205