Wednesday, February 4, 2009

It has begun...

Hi everyone,

I did my first pill of chemo last night and haven’t had any side effects yet. Knock on wood. I’m still waking up super early every morning because of all the drugs I’m on. Sleeping in until 4:00 am is kind of the way things are right now. Don’t mind being up that early to have some chill time, read, ponder life and check my hockey pool. The important things in life. :)

Had my first injection of Avastin at 10:00 this morning and haven't had any side effects on that. Will keep you all posted on how that goes.

During the process of happiness yesterday and today after getting back in the Captain's seat, I was surfing a big wave of emotion. I guess after a 2 week "vacation", the idea of stepping back into the boxing ring was harder than I thought. Very natural.

The gloves are back on now. As Stallone says in "Rocky IV" when his opponent boldly states "I will break you", Stallone's answer was "GO FOR IT". Who was wearing the belt at the end?

Ciao for now.


Unknown said...

YOU are my HERO!!! Love, Mom xoxox

Louise and David said...

You're back in the ring and we are still right here in your corner, Ryan. So far, so good, eh?

BTW . . . that's a very determined Victory sign from your hospital bed. Here's back at you.

Louise and David

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you guys.