Finally, today, I was told I have a rare disease named Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia. The doctor then asked if I was ready to begin chemo. “When?” says I. “Tomorrow,” came the reply.

I report at 9: 30 AM to have a pic line inserted and then I’ll be taken to the ninth floor to begin the treatment. They will let me out on Saturday afternoon, with bags of nasty pills to take. This will happen for the next four months.

If you don’t hear from me for a few days, don’t give up on the site. As my African Grey Parrott says, “I’ll be back sooooooooooon.”

Do keep Pat and the family in your prayers.


2 Responses

  1. Tony,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


    Lowell Grisham
    Fayetteville, AR

  2. Dear Father Tony, Six years ago my four year old son came home from Trinity Episcopal School, excited and chattering. He was telling me about the man who let him ring the bell. He was convinced that this man lived in the bell tower. As you go through your treatments, know in your heart, that the little boy who was awed by you, the man who lived in the bell tower and his family are keeping you and Pat in our daily prayers.

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