Cari Blog #11

Hey Everyone,

It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything.  I know Eric did a video while he was in the hospital this past weekend getting what we’ve been referring to as “insurance chemo.”   Don’t worry guys, he didn’t get in TOO much trouble for videotaping me while I was sleeping and plastering it on the internet J

We honestly both left that weekend saying even though it was spent in the hospital, we had a pretty good weekend.  Eric and I pushed my cot, straight up to his bed, and made one ginormous bed so we spent the weekend cuddling and watching movies and football.  It was like our own little mini vacation, except he was getting poked with needles.  He handled the chemo like a champ. 

It sounds like the first full week in November is when he will be going in for his transplant.  I don’t know much more other than that.  He currently is back home, and we will be keeping a close eye on him until then.  We are meeting with the transplant coordinator so she can tell us (mostly me, this is my first time seeing all of this happen) what to expect. 

I want to say thank you to everyone who sent us gift cards.  The gas cards, and the visa cards have been very very very useful, and continue to be.  Eric and I are very blessed to have such a great support team out there.  Each one of you is truly amazing.




  • The reason that these years have been the best is that I think that I might have had a somewhat positive impact on your lives and perhaps your understanding of what cancer is and what it can do, to both those of us that it has personally attacked and those of us who know someone who is going through it. -Eric McLean
  • I just want children to be left with a better life than what I was left with," he said. "I want them to experience the feeling I had in my life when I realized that I really mattered.
    ~ Larry Hisle
  • Realistically, I have two more Olympic cycles in me. I'm not going to let this beat me.  I've gained a lot of strength from you guys, if Eric can fight 5 times over I can overcome this one year of setbacks.
    ~ Chris Solinsky
  • Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men. ~ Albert Einstein
  • Never, never, never give up.
    ~ Winston Churchill
  • I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me! ~ Dr. Seuss
  • Once you choose hope, anything's possible.
    ~ Christopher Reeve
  • If you're going through hell, keep going.
    ~ Winston Churchill