A Quick Update On My Health

Dave · August 12, 2011 at 4:50 am · Filed Under Mariners 

I probably won’t make this a regular thing, but so many of you have been so remarkably supportive since I was diagnosed with leukemia that I didn’t want to keep you all out of the loop as we moved down the path. I’ve now been in the hospital a little over two weeks, and have completed my first round of chemotherapy.

To determine how effective the chemo was, they performed a bone marrow biopsy on me earlier in the week. The results of that test are in – I officially have no more leukemia in my body. The doctors won’t say I’m in remission until they discharge me from the hospital in a week or two, but given that I’m currently cancer-free, I’m happy to use that term, even if it is technically a little premature.

This doesn’t end my journey, as I’m still going to be in for three more rounds of “consolidation chemo” over the next few months, and will be in and out of the hospital for most of the rest of 2011. Remission isn’t the same thing as cured – the goal is to keep this thing from ever coming back. However, it’s a great first step.


110 Responses to “A Quick Update On My Health”

  1. UnderTheClouds on August 12th, 2011 11:03 pm

    Continued success in your recovery!

  2. Omerta on August 12th, 2011 11:25 pm


  3. Sinking Away on August 12th, 2011 11:28 pm

    As a lurker, and probably speaking for several lurkers on this site, this is great news. Please continue to get stronger; attitude is everything in life (although I can’t offer any supporting documentation).

  4. The_Waco_Kid on August 13th, 2011 1:54 am

    Dave is handling this like Felix pitching to AA hitters! Go Dave! Kick some ass. We are all pulling for you!

  5. samregens on August 13th, 2011 7:18 am

    That is really great news to hear.
    Continuing best wishes for your recovery, Dave!

  6. Tim B. on August 13th, 2011 10:16 am

    Great news. Dave, you are appreciated! Nobody is better at what you do.

  7. wabbles on August 13th, 2011 10:19 am

    LIKE! Congrats! Here’s to things continuing this way.

  8. Paul on August 13th, 2011 11:38 am

    Here’s to sustaining a .000 BCA! (blood count average) Great news Dave.

  9. ChrisHatch52 on August 13th, 2011 12:26 pm

    Incredible news, here’s to a complete remission so that you can get back to filling our collective minds with excellent Mariner’s coverage.

    Once again best wishes.

  10. mistersleestak on August 14th, 2011 1:36 pm

    Great news! 🙂

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