Thursday, July 2, 2009

Another Day at Strong

Yesterday night they started the arsenic treatment through IV. This morning they were planning on placing a picc line, but because my platelets are a little low, they need to transfuse some. Unfortunately, as a reaction to rat poison in my blood, I have a slight fever, so they may have to delay the transfusion.
Word travels very very fast. I think I might have told five people, maybe six, but the entirety of Ithaca knows about the cancer. Impressive.
Not much else is going on around here. Hospitals are boring. You know this by now if you have been keeping up with the blog long enough. This is why I would love visitors!! Call me (or anyone I know if you don't have my number) to arrange a visit, or just show up!
Much love,
Marika

14 comments:

Marcy said...

Marika, I'm sorry to hear about this terrible news. You are in my thoughts. Please continue to keep us posted through your blog. I wish we could make you better. But, if we can't, we can root you on.
Marcy (Grossman) West

LAURIE said...

HEY MEIKS,

REMEMBER, BORING IS GOOD! YOU DON'T WANT ANY EXCITING CRAP GOING ON. I WAS REALLY GLAD WE COULD GET YOU A CHEESECAKE FACTORY FEAST. IF YOU WANT, I CAN DO A LONG DISTANCE CALL IN FOR A TAKE-OUT DELIVERY FOR YOU. JUST NAME YOUR POISON (AND I DON'T MEAN ARSENIC!)...TRY TO BE ONE OF THOSE PATIENT PATIENTS (YEAH, RIGHT!). LET ME KNOW IF THERE'S ANYTHING YOU'D LIKE IN A CARE PACKAGE. I THINK IT SHOULD GET TO ROCHESTER QUICKER THAN GREG'S GET TO HIM IN AFGHANISTAN.

LOTS OF LOVE, LAURIE AND SOFIE

terri said...

HI MARIKA,

VERY VERY SORRY THAT YOU ARE BACK IN THE HOSPITAL, THEY HELPED YOU BEFORE AND THEY WILL GET YOU BACK ON TRACK AGAIN, NOT PLEASANT I KNOW, BE BRAVE AND STRONG, THIS WILL PASS.

I WILL PRAY FOR YOU AS I HAVE DONE BEFORE.

MUCH LOVE AND KEEP US POSTED, WE CARE.

TERRI AND HENRY

Jan said...

Hey Marika

Haven't checked your blog in a while and a little voice today told me to. Sorry to hear the news but you will get through this one too. I will be praying for you daily and my pray team has you on their list. I miss Ithaca, it has been almost 3 years since I've been back. I am planning a trip soon and I will look you up. Say Hi to your Dad for me and hang in there, God will answer the prays of his faithful belivers. My love to you all.

Jan Zeilic

Marjorie Hoffman said...

Dear Marika,
This is hard to accept. How can it be? Just a few days ago, you were bouncing a bunch of mini-course kids on your lap. We were all enjoying your presence at school and thanking God for your healthy glow.

It is going to pass. Those great doctors of yours will see to it. Hang in there.

Love,
Marjorie

Kimberly said...

Hey darling, I miss you a ton and I'm thinking about you every day. I'll try to arrange a visit to see you...hopefully next weekend. And I'll try to find some things to keep you entertained in that icky boring hospital :( I love you, stay strong...I know you can fight this. You're always a fighter.
-Kimi xoxox

Ben Littauer said...

We're pulling for you, too, from here in Boston.

Ben & Kathy

Julie said...

hey marikes,
Im lost for words. As my mom and I were talking about earlier, you are the least deserving of any misfortunes. You're such a caring, joyful, fun-loving, and sensitive being. I know you'll get through this and kick it (very hard) in the booty. Like you said, news travels fast here in Ithaca and youre in everyone's prayers. See you soon.
Love,
Jules

wendy botie said...

Hey Marika

So sorry to hear about this. You will take care of this and get well again. You fought this before and you were strong as ever and you will do this again and again. I hope you fight this once again so you can go back and enjoy your summer. If you need anything please let me know. Love you Always
Wendy

Bonnie R. said...

Hey Marika,
You're one of the strongest people I know...you'll kick C's ass again - you'll see!
Keeping you in my prayers for a speedy and full recovery.

With Much Love,
Bonnie

P.S. Left you some chocolate truffles today...so get strong soon so you can enjoy them!

Grandma Gladys said...

Dear Marika, My thoughts are with you always and my constant wishes for your recovery. I am updated with your progress by your mom and by Laurie. I am hoping that before the summer ends --- perhaps you will be able to come to spend a happy family weekend with us here in the Berkshires. I love you very much! Grandma.

Shoshana said...

Hey dude, I miss you a lot. I left a message on your cell phone a while ago, but I don't know if you've been able to check that. I'm coming back upstate for a few days soon, so hopefully I can get up to see you. I don't really know what your condition/status is because I am a little out of the loop down here, but I think about you all the time.

Love you.
Sho

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