Friday, April 13, 2007

Friday the 13th...


Can you believe we took this photo on April 12th? Well things are good today. Other than the fact that it's Friday, Tony hasn't had a fever in over 24h... so we're optimistic.
I spoke to the Oncologist's secretary yesterday; she is so nice. Tony will resume his Xeloda treatment on the 18th and we'll be seeing the Oncologist on May 7th. He will try to get him on Erbitux. Apparently the makers of this drug were given so much run around for the approval of this product in Canada, that they withdrew their application. This means, of course that the product is not readily available to patients in Canada. In order to be able to get it, our Oncologist has to put in a special request as the product in only available through a Special Access Programme. Not much is new other than that...
Tony (aka Richard) and I wanted to thank everyone for the positive response to this blog. You don't realize it on a day-to-day basis, but when you stop to think of it, we are quite secluded and this blog gives us a chance to get closer to all of you - in a different way. Keep the comments coming,... they're quite uplifting.
Have a great weekend... And take good care!
Tony (aka Richard) & Renee

4 comments:

Amanda Comeau said...

Hi Renée,

Karina forwarded me the link to your blog as I have been asking about your husband every time I talk to someone from Novartis in Canada. I just want you to know that you're all in my thoughts and that I think you're very brave for fighting this fight with your head held high. I will check the blog regularly, so keep it coming. I hope knowing that people care brings you some comfort.

Best wishes,
Amanda Comeau

Anonymous said...

hey tony!! i get the poop on your situation from debra as she talks to renee all the time so i thought i would keep things light and tell you to get a little better so you can proove once again that you are the KING of grilled peppers!! ha see ya soon gary lawrence

Sandee said...

Thanks for sharing this blog with us Renee, hope you can find amazing support here like you continue to give me. Keep kicking Dragon butt Tony!!!!
*hugs*

Anonymous said...

Hi Rafters!

You are all in my thoughts, and don't forget that I'm close by so if ever there is anything, ANYTHING, that you need please call me. That means groceries, minding of Matthew (I was going to say "the kids" until I read that Richard is now 13!), whatever you need...

See you soon,
Denise Boyer