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I have not been on the site lately. I started the new chemo on the 16th, Alimta, Gemzar and Avastin. It really knocked the white blood count down. I had a blood test today 7 days after getting the chemo and it was only 1.5. Over the last week I was really dragging. I had a fever one day of 101.9. It went down fast. I never got sick, but I did not feel like dancing in the yard. I don’t know of anyone that has had all three of theses drugs together. If some one has let me know. Today I feel a lot better. I am not going to say what percent, because the last time it was for a short time. Tomorrow I plan to play golf. I hope I don’t run the cart into a lake or something. I still feel very blessed by the results of my treatment. The Lord has been good to me and I count on him to keep me going. I need to exercise more. The last week has not been a good week for exercise. The best I did was walk a mile or two on some days. I don’t think I will be able to catch up with all the postings. I will just start with the new ones and work my way back if I can.

I did wash my car today, which was fun. Before Christmas I gave up the lease car that I had taken over from the company I sold. So I replaced my 2004 Yukon with a 2008 Corvette Z06. I can’t believe the difference. :lol: I am ready for Chicago, When are we going?

Stay positive, :)


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Hi Ernie,

I had a feeling you were going through a funk as you have not posted.

I do not know anything about those drugs but I wish you the strength you need to get back to yourself. But 1 to 2 miles a day sounds incredible to me for all you are going through. They can't keep a good man down!

Good luck with our golf game today. I imagine you knowing you, you are walking not driving on of those golf carts. :D

Thinking of you,

Maryanne :wink:

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Hi Ernie,

When my mom was first diagnosed in June, your story was one of the first I read and it gave me so much comfort and hope. Thank you for your positive, uplifting attitude. You are such an inspiriation to me.

I'm sorry, but I don't know of anyone who has had your drug combo. I wish you the best.

God Bless,


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Sorry about your low counts. Alan's been going through the same thing.

His white blood cells went down to 900, but with daily shots are now 3.1.

I think it is great you are still excersing as much as you can.

And you are now driving my DREAM CAR :P I hope you

continue to do well with treatment

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Holy crap Ernie- John had Gemzar alone and it was a hard one. He had Alimta by itself and it about did him in-- I can't imagine having the two of them together, no wonder your counts tanked. I hope you have good results with the combination.

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