Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Hi everyone, and Happy New Year. I started this blog that I will post on so you can always see whats going on with me in case we don't get a chance to talk or e-mail. Just log on to and you will see my most recent posts - which I'll try to do at least once a day.

For those of you that haven't heard, on Dec 18th I was diagnosed with an aggressive form Lymphoma. I was hospitalized immediately for 5 days of Chemotherapy treatment. After 2 days as an outpatient, I spiked a fever and was hospitalized for 3 more days.

I have been out of the hospital now for 3 days and feel great. They have me on Antiviral meds and several different Antibiotics because I am very vulnerable to infection right now. I have been going in for daily blood draws and vital sign checks as they are watching my counts very closely. They did a blood (platelet) transfusion yesterday and I don't go in today. I'll go in again tomorrow and the next day for blood draws and transfusion (if necessary). Then, meet with the Dr. again Monday. The 8 scheduled Chemo treatments each require a 4 day hospital stay and are scheduled to be at least 14 days apart but usually they are around 21 days apart. Just depends on how my body is reacting (my body has been reacting very good actually). So, I have 7 more rounds to go.



  1. We will continue to pray for you - for God's highest and best for your care/treatments. Thanks for letting us share your journey.

  2. God has a plan for your life and we will continue to pray for His guidance and comfort.

  3. This is a good idea. Thanks for setting it up for us to be a part of your life. We are praying for you and have our friends here praying for a MIRACLE. Love From Uncle Red and Aunt Maralyn

  4. Hi Eric,

    It's been awhile since I've talked with you—so I wanted to say Hi! Bo was telling me about your recent cancer discovery and how you've taken on the challenge and are fighting it with gusto! Wow, I appreciate your spirit! I wish for you great success as you fight your way through this and know that God will be at your side. I will be praying for you and your family—all my best. Jim Wilkinson