|Hurricane Mikey, raconteur and ladies' man|
Mikey hasn't posted on his blog in a year, but he's doing fine. Now, anyway. Last week was another story; he gave us another scare. Earlier this summer he ended up back in the hospital with another round of pulmonary embolism problems. They did a CAT scan and his doctor noticed his lymph nodes were swollen, so Mikey was referred to an oncologist. Nobody, NOBODY ever wants to be referred to an oncologist, right?
Since then they ran all kinds of tests, but couldn't nail down what, if anything, was wrong. Last Monday he went in the hospital again for a couple of days for a biopsy. I talked with him for quite a while on Thursday night. He said they're hoping it would come back negative (duh), in which case he'd be fine. Otherwise, he'd be looking at one of two types of lymphoma. He said he'd be finding out the next day at his 11:00 appointment with the oncologist and promised he'd let me know either way.
I woke up Friday morning to a text that read, "Cancer free! Woot!" Oh, happy day!
With this latest ordeal behind him, Mikey will be back to work at his this week, and will continue to work toward his health goals--he's turned himself into an avid hiker. I've offered him to guest post on my blog whenever he wants--let's hope he takes me up on that, or better yet, gets back to posting on his own blog. He's a natural writer, and I know he'll do something with all that talent. Because if for no other reason, I'll nag him like crazy.
So long sigh of relief for Mikey. As you know, I have quite a few friends who've been struggling with health issues, including cancer. If you haven't checked out my friend Lisa McGlaun's blog about her experience with breast cancer, Dispatches from Planet Pink, be sure to do so. Very enlightening.
Recently I wrote about my friend Donna, whose husband was recently diagnosed with ALS. Donna raised over $1500 in donations for her ALS walk. And my friend Chuck in Albany, who needs a kidney and liver transplant, met with the team in Boston and is one step closer to having that be a reality.
Speaking of, I posted this on Facebook yesterday--a text my grandson, Connor, sent me.
Can you see why I adore that kid?
Stay healthy, folks!