Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Eye of the tiger


First I wanted to give a shout out to all of my friends that have been not only supportive but beyond generous. Marge told me that they had a gift for me so I expected cd,DVD, board games. So that's exactly what I got it is just in the form of an iPad. Really can't tell you how much I appreciate it.

Just finished the first night in room 823 and feeling a little hungover. The medicine was toxic but it was the lack of sleep and consatant nurses and techs coming in the room throughout the night that kept me up. My blood pressure is down and it's a combination of the IL-2, but also since my heart is larger than the avg Joe( but most of you knew that already). They will keep a close eye on that and it's expected as a side effect.

Margaret and I know we are in a battle and a friend of ours told us have the mentality like your going into war. So what we do is crank eyes of the tiger fist-bump then blow it up before each dose of meds. Although we just kind of laugh about it.

Also gained 2 pant sizes and 5 lbs in less than one day. Almost back to my college self, fat, lazy, and a little foggy in the head.

Keep everyone updated as the week goes on.



  1. Neil, you and Margaret are just adorable! I love getting the updates... thank you!!!

  2. Neil,

    I am a friend of Ben and MK. I have met you a couple of times and just wanted to say you have a great attitude and outlook on this unfortunate situation. I admire your positive attitude it is no doubt the key to winning this battle, Keep positive man.



  3. Zach told me about the blog. We are praying for you guys! Please let us know if we can do anything for you:)