Friday, August 27, 2010

Fundraiser for un-insured transplant medical expenses.

Aside from the busy schedule I just posted, I also have the financial side to deal with. The cost of the transplant will exceed the maximum limit of my Insurance provider. So, my parents have been very helpful and started a Fundraiser through a great professional organization. I have my own page on their website with our letter and picture. You can view may page at , enter my name under "find a patient" and you can then read all about it and contribute if you like.

Thanks to everyone for all of your support. Feel free to call or e-mail if you any questions.

Eric Dover
cell 253-948-6667

Feeling better. Busy schedule preparing for transplant.

My white blood counts started coming back a few days ago. This has given me some energy. I finally started giving the daily Growth-factor shots to myself (in the stomach) each day. This saves some time at the clinic. I have very busy schedule over the next 3 weeks in preparation for the transplant. The schedule they gave me shows many days of testing and appoinments. X-rays, EKG, Dental check up, Blood tests, Spinal tap, bone marrow aspiration, complete physical exam, etc. They really want to make sure I go in to this as strong as possible.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Getting out of the hospital today.

I'll get a blood tranfusion today, then they are sending home. My white counts are still at zero so I'll have daily appoinments at the clinic starting tomorrow morning. I feel fine. It will be nice to sleep at home without the constant nightly interruptions.


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Fever, emergency room.

On Thursday evening I developed a little fever. I went straight to the ER. They admitted me, did a bunch of tests and started me on antibiotics. The fever has gone down and been normal for about 24 hours. No other symptoms. They want me to stay another day or so though since my white blood counts are still at zero. I feel fine.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Let's get more follower sign up on my Blog.

Hi everyone,

It is very encouraging to receive all the calls and e-mails I get from blog. Thank you. Currently, there are 39 who have registered on this blog as followers. I know the are lot more of you than that who are following my progress. So, if you haven't already done so, please click the "Follow" button to the left to sign up. Thanks again!
Today's blood test showed my White blood count at only 0.01. So, I have basically hit bottom for this round. This was the desired effect necessary to hopefully kill all of the cancer. I have to be very cautious for the next several days since I can easily receive any infection with this low count. I do feel fine though. Just taking it easy.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Feeling a little better today.

Yesterday I received about 5 hours of blood transfusions. This made me feel quite a bit better and more energetic today. However, my white cell blood counts are still near zero and expected to be there still for a few days. So, I am on antibiotics and serveral other meds, plus being very cautious.


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Blood counts going down.

I got out of the hospital yesterday. Finally had a good nights sleep last night. Came in to the clinic this morning for blood draws and the shot in the stomach to boost my which counts. As expected, my blood counts are all on the way down. I will probably get a transfusion tomorrow. I still feel OK and no side effects - just tired.


Friday, August 6, 2010

Last day of Chemo.

Today is my last day of Chemo and I then get out of the hospital tomorrow morning. I have been tired, but no other sided effects, so that is good. I could feel worse next week when my counts really start to go down. I have follow-up appointments nearly every day next week at the SCCA clinic, so they are watching me closely. The Doctor said today that his plan is to send me to the transplant team after this round, maybe within the next week or two.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Feeling fine today in the Hospital.

I have received two days of Chemo since checking in here at the UW Medical Center on Monday. I feel fine, just very tired at times. I have been walking around quite a bit. Am scheduled to get out on Saturday.


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Great day of Windsurfing!

OK, so these pictures weren't from today. Toshiko took them of me when we went to Fiji a few years back. I sure have missed windsurfing this summer. Can't wait to be out there next summer.