Posted on 17 May 2013.
Alfred called today to let me know the good news. The PET scan showed no signs of cancer! So, great news. He is looking forward to building back the strength he lost over the past few months.
Posted on 17 February 2013.
I just got this from Alfred. Apparently he is still doing great, and even planning a trip down to Krabi. Will be great to see him. * * * hi vern I lost my telephone, but I have bought a new one and re-established my old no… New number is OK to call now. Physically [...]
Posted on 17 January 2013.
I spoke with Alfred the other day, maybe three days ago already. He said that the cancer is now in remission. Remission means, No Evidence of Disease (NED). That is amazing news, and though he still has a couple more months of treatment, he’s really happy (obviously) about the results of the latest tests. I [...]
Posted on 01 January 2013.
I spoke with Alfred on the phone yesterday, New Years Eve. He was in great spirits. He had his fourth (4th) chemotherapy treatment that same day, and was just looking forward to a relaxing night. He was planning to move to Chonburi hospital for his fifth and sixth treatments, saving some money – and at [...]
Posted on 26 December 2012.
I just got this one from Alfred: hi ,well i’m o.k. after a few days feeling,exhausted and generally unwell. like a switch being thrown ‘on’,i suddenly felt that my strength was back and my body is o.k.but i cannot do too much before i start to feel tired again.i take half hour complete rest an [...]
Posted on 21 December 2012.
Sorry, I’ve been out of the country for a bit, and now trying to catch up with at least half of what I need to. Here is what I think is, the next update from Alfred… Another good day. I woke up hungry. For breakfast I had 4 eggs mixed veg, 4 slices of brown [...]
Posted on 05 December 2012.
Sorry, no time to edit this one, but I wanted to get it up here! yesterday i had my second chemo session lasting about 4hrs.the most uncomfortable experience was when the nurse tore the paster off the hairs on my ares.today i was hungry for breakfast,and again at lunch time.i felt tired today as i [...]
Posted on 01 December 2012.
I’ve been traveling a bit, so no time to make the update. Here’s what I got from a phone call before I left Thailand. After Alfred’s climb of the mountain, the next day he felt it quite a bit. He said he was stiff. Then he came down with some sort of cold bug – [...]
Posted on 27 November 2012.
Alfred called me yesterday to say he has some bad news… he booked a ticket to Krabi for the following morning! ha! I picked him up at the airport and we bee-lined for Wat Tum Sua to climb the stairs up the 900+ foot high mountain. It was the most perfect day in at least [...]
Posted on 26 November 2012.
26th of November, 2012 OK, Well, it’s my first check-up after Chemo started last monday – 7 days ago. Results: Blood cell levels + all tests normal. Lymph gland swelling – almost disappeared. Some minor feelings of discomfort arthritis. If that’s what it is – I may be on the plane tomorrow for a sentimental [...]