Monday, June 30, 2008

the day before

Brian's daughter Rachael here. We filled dad's room to capacity today, playing scrabble and guitar. His counts are good and spirts way up. The day before the transplant, we couldn't feel more ready to do this. Go dad go!

Nick and Brian (and Ivy)
Patty in the 6th floor lobby
Dad's 'friend' Ivy watches the sunset.

9 Comments:

Blogger rpassananti said...

This is your big day. The day those bad CLL cells get the meet there match. By now, your donor cells should be tucked away safely waiting to go to work. Get them boys!

Your CLL friend,
Robert Passananti and Family

July 1, 2008 at 2:26 AM  
Blogger RosinbagPT said...

Brian,
There are many people thinking of you and sending positive throughts and prayers. Be well my friend and look forward to more good news and stories.

July 1, 2008 at 7:40 AM  
Blogger Janet Morrison said...

Way to go Brian! Praying for you today as the battle moves from planning and preparation to cell-to-cell combat. It is indeed a miracle.

Let us thank and praise God for the work he is about to do in you.

July 1, 2008 at 7:43 AM  
Blogger Marly said...

Dear Brian and family,

My thoughts are with you on this important day! Take care and give my best to Ivy.

Marly

July 1, 2008 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Claire said...

Dear Brian,
We missed you, and spoke of you, at the Mifgash at Haim's over the weekend, and we look forward with joy and confidence to your joining us again next year. I am a regular donor of platelets at City of Hope, I'll make an appointment to do that again in the next week or so.
Thinking of you, with love,
Claire

July 1, 2008 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger E. Kostich said...

You are on your way to the "Big Time"

"...Talkin' bout a friend of mine
Talkin' bout a gold mine
Richest vein in any mountain
Talkin' bout the enemy
Inside of me
Talkin' bout
That youthful fountain
Talkin' bout you and me
Talkin' bout eternity
Talkin' bout the big time..."
...Neil Young

Onwards to victory!
Edward, Marianne, Claire, Lauren, and Aidan

July 1, 2008 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Dragon Slayer said...

Brain,
May the bag of miracles cure you and take away all the CLL. I am the cheerleader hoping, praying and walking behind in awe.
Wanda

July 1, 2008 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Brian, I don't know if my first post went through. Again praying that your DDay goes well. DDay os for Donor Cells. I pray the donor cells engraft and fight against only the bad guys. Thanks for keeping this journal. Linda wife of CLLr Terry dx 2003 and still watching and waiting.

July 1, 2008 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Russ Chaney said...

Hey Brian,

Great video from your office mates! Jutta and I have been monitoring your daily reports via your Blog ... really good to see you are coming along well! I'll give you a ring this coming week and we can't wait to see you soon!

Stay positive and healthy! Give everyone our best!

Your friends and patients, Russ & Jutta

August 3, 2008 at 6:01 AM  

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