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Thank you.  We can use all the prayers we can get.

Bridget Rambeau wrote:

> Good for John's nurse! It's so nice to hear of one who is committed to the
> patient's wellbeing all the way. We often hear the horror stories so it's a
> nice change to see a good deed recognized. I think we too often fail to do
> that.
> It's great that John is keeping his sense of humor; it's one of his greatest
> allies for sure. Good luck and I'll remember you both in my prayers.
> Keep the faith.
> Your friend,
> Bridget
>
> >From: "John O\\"Donnell" <brexton@america.net>"@dns.inet911.com
> >Reply-To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> >To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> >Subject: [MOL] (no subject)
> >Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 17:49:57 +0000
> >
> >Hi everyone,
> >
> >Well, hope everyone is ready for the weekend.  I have to work on
> >Saturday, but that's okay.  I get paid the big bucks!! (yeah, right!!)
> >Everyone knows if you work for a bank, the money stays in the bank.
> >
> >John had his first visit with the doctor today since the end of round
> >one of chemo.  His white count had dropped to 200.  The doctor said he
> >had expected that to happen.  Now they should start going back up.  I
> >surely hope so.  He has no fighting ability.  His platelets were at
> >15,000.  So he got a transfusion of platelets. He was so funny.  When
> >the nurse brought the IV bag of platelets, John said, hey I though blood
> >was supposed to be red.  So the nurse took the time to discuss the
> >platelets, versus the red blood.
> >Also, they prescribed medication for the sores in his mouth.  The
> >insurance turned it down.  Do you know, John's nurse said enough is
> >enough.  She took it upon herself to call the insurance company.  About
> >thirty minutes later, I got a call to go get the medication, and the
> >insurance would cover it.  She is so sweet to help fight the battle for
> >me.  We are changing insurance the first of the year.  We have an HMO
> >right now.  We are going to a PPO and hope I don't get sick.  John has
> >Medicare as well, so he is covered for anything.
> >
> >So that's our news for the day.  Please know you are all in our prayers
> >as we fight this terrible disease.
> >
> >Gail & John
> >
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