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  • Writer's pictureHannah Oldham

Day 1- The road to recovery

Hello all. We want to thank everyone for the support and messages we have received so far. Dad gets a smile on his face every time a new message comes through. Today is the day we begin Chemo. We met with the nurses yesterday and got an in-depth run down of what to expect. We also got to see the treatment room which is full of floor to ceiling windows. I told dad I was jealous because I don't have a single window in my classroom, and he gets 6 hours of sunlight! Dad wanted me to share his thoughts this morning:


"I'm sitting in "my chair" with a heated blanket and the chemo blanket Hannah knitted me keeping me warm. The Chinese proverb "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" jumped into my thoughts. Although I've had many doctor's visits and procedures so far, I feel like today is officially day 1 of my journey back to good health and as normal a life as the many talented doctors will work together to provide. My headspace is feeling strong and positive. It's time to face this beast head-on."


So we begin day one of chemotherapy. Keep sending those messages and leaving positive notes. Maybe even give dad your recommendations for shows/movies he can binge as he is sitting in the chair.


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lorenbarnett
Dec 07, 2023

Gary, Sending some warm hugs and positive vibes to you and Mouse and the rest of your crew. ♥️

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Seniye Groff
Seniye Groff
Dec 07, 2023

Gary thinking of you!

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Seniye Groff
Seniye Groff
Dec 04, 2023

Gary I hope your Monday finds you strong and rested for the week ahead!

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gstevenlegrand
Dec 03, 2023

If anyone has the courage and tenacity to beat this, it's you, Gary. Not to mention the incredible amount of love and support that surrounds you everywhere, always. You are truly beloved.


Sending continued prayers and healing energy your way, now and in the days ahead...

💓

Steve


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Scott Schmidt
Scott Schmidt
Dec 02, 2023

I second Ted Lasso, also Only Murders in the Building, Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Netflix has a good catalog of stand-up. Agents of SHIELD and the MCU (D+ has them in order). Galavant if a medieval musical comedy sounds interesting. ESPN's 30 for 30 usually does a good job drawing me in even when I don't watch the sport or know the people. The Expanse is really good Sci-fi. If you're into slow-burn anti-hero drama then Ozark, Better Call Saul, the Americans.

I wasn't sure what you watch so I casted a large net with some range. Hopefully there's some distractions in there for you. Wishing you the best through this fight.

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