Sunday, May 22, 2011

a very rough patch

The last five weeks have been a very rough patch for me. After suffering for about one month with intensive abdominal pains, tests recently revealed that the cause was GVHD in the small intestine and stomach. I lost almost 11 lbs and a great deal of strength. They've bumped up my medications to ease the pain and to stabilize the GVHD. I'm scheduled to see my doctor again on Thursday for a follow-up.

Forgive me for this very brief post, but I promise to provide a more detailed one about what has been going on soon.

Hope everyone is well!!

7 Comments:

Comment Blogger Diane Cimine said...

my heart is with you, Duane... you are such a bright light and I pray God gives you the strength and well being to ride out this challenge... Namaste! Diane Cimine

9:15 PM  
Comment Blogger Neils Nodes said...

Your in my thoughts!!! sending you lots of positive energy and warrior strength to help you get through this rough spot!!! Lots of love Duane, thinking of you!

9:31 PM  
Comment Blogger Barb said...

I wish my depth of compassion can make you better. I'm sad to hear this diagnosis, but I know how much of a fighter you are for life and light. Adrien and I are both with you to support you in any way we possibly can.

7:28 AM  
Comment Anonymous Stratman said...

Hey buddy, sorry your having to weather a rough patch. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

5:25 PM  
Comment Blogger Tom (dB) said...

My thoughts are with you Duane, keep prizefighting.

4:23 AM  
Comment Blogger durham_knits said...

Sending healing thoughts during your recovery from this rough patch.

Sarah, Scott, and Sam

11:13 AM  
Comment Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duane,

I hope you feel better very soon!

Wendy

7:11 PM  

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