Week 18 I Think I Can

30 Mar

Susie has reached the end of March.  It is hard to believe her treatment roller-coaster has been over four months long.  We were sitting in the infusion waiting room on Friday, and Susie was chatting with another woman.  This woman asked Susie how often she had been coming for infusions.  Susie responded, ‘A very very long time, everyday, but now I’m once a week.’  They talked more about life semi-post treatment, realizing the need to do something, and not having energy.  In the past we made lists and then set out to do them.  For the last four months, we only had one item on our list ‘survive, get Susie healthy’.  I think we are at the point to add other items to our list, like:

Susie is doing a good job of walking every other day.  Her platelets have stabilized at 83 and both White and Red Blood Cells are on the ever so slight rise.  So forward we go, yes we can!


PS: Special thanks to the Wentkowski Family for the Swiss German Chocolates (especially the frog prince), Heartfelt Card and the Wilhelm Busch Two Ducks and The Frog story.  We greatly enjoyed all of them.  Maybe we can join for your 90 years together celebration in August.  We will talk soon.  Kisses and hugs to all of you.

Guy Lipof

Accomplished Engineering Executive with deep consulting and sales expertise in healthcare and life sciences, particularly in oncology, driving business strategy, delivering innovative solutions, and improving patient outcomes. Care partner and advocate for raising awareness about and investment towards Brain Cancer Research, such as Glioblastoma Multiforme and IDH mutant gliomas.