Sunday, June 21, 2009

6/21/09 Happy Solstice Day !

It has been a really busy week for us. On Monday, I met with the Chemotherapy oncologist and they think that in general things are going really well. The swallowing issues and pain in the throat will be around for a while, but my energy level seems to be getting better. The labs looked good and I won’t need to see the chemo people for another three months!! Tuesday afternoon Peggy and I did two school assembly programs at Morrisville Eaton Central School. The programs went quite well; I still cannot sing very much but that will be coming along soon!! On Thursday we went to Indian Lake to do the Heritage program with our good friend and music colleague, Dan Berggren. It was really fun and after working with the kids during the day we did an evening concert with them at the Indian Lake Theater. The program went great and it was so wonderful to see so many friends who have been pulling for us the last few months. In fact the good folks in Indian Lake came up with the 7:00 Vibe, and you know the rest of the story!

Tomorrow is a really big day. At around 9:30, I’ll have a PET scan to see if there are still any cancer cells left in my body. It’s a bit nerve-wracking, but we are hoping for the best. I would ask a big favor of all of you. If we can have an extra vibe time around 9:30 am on Monday morning that would be wonderful, just put those great positive thoughts out there and I know that things will work out. I will put up a post on Monday night or Tuesday as soon I know the results. If all goes well Peggy and I are going to try get away for a few well deserved days of R & R later this week!! To all of you who have been so supportive with your cards, thoughts, and generosity we send you our sincere thanks and gratitude. You all will never know how much this community has lifted our spirits and empowered us when we needed it the most. I am a firm believer of the power of positive thinking (thanks Pops!), and even more the power of the collective positive thoughts that all of you have been taking part in. Happy Solstice and Happy Fathers Day to all of you, I’ll look for you tomorrow at 9:30 and 7:00.


  1. 9:30 - I'll be there in spirit. I'm so glad you are doing and planning things you really want to do. I can only talk from my own experience but learning to trust your body and the energy you feel again is probably sometimes a challenge. So good that you're surrounded by people who mirror back to you that you are moving into health. Play or listen to music that you can travel on, ask for the aid of the beings who have been with you so far in this journey, scan your body, and send healing light to wherever you sense it is needed. The PET scan will only tell you what your body already knows.
    lots of love to you and Peggy,

  2. Dan,

    I'll be sending positive thoughts your way on Monday Morning, visualizing a cancer-free, healthy scan. God Bless.

    Theresa C.

  3. Sending positive ways your way ...

  4. YOUR SCAN WILL BE CLEAN!!!!!! Visualize it!

    I will be thinking so hard about you at 9:30, I'm sure we all will. And I will be eager to hear about the good results when you get them.

    It's great that you are getting out and about. I can remember the first time I left the oncologist's office, knowing that I wouldn't have to go back for 3 months. It's not that the people aren't nice, or they don't take good care of you. It's a landmark of moving further away from treatment and deeper into recovery.

    You are on the road, my friend!!!! And I hope you and Peggy can get away soon for a little vacation time. That was really important for me and MaryGail once I started getting better... you need time together, away from where home and all the reminders of treatment, time to think about other things than the cancer.

    See you tonight at 7 and tomorrow at 9:30!


  5. Hi Dan and Peggy,

    So happy to hear of your progress. The vibes will be there you can count on it!! Good luck tomorrow I will be thinking of you - vibes at 9:30!!


  6. Hi Dan and Peggy,

    We will be with you tomorrow at 9:30, and at 7:00, and whenever else you need us. Just say the word.

    The photos from Indian Lake are wonderful! It is great to see you dressed up, making music and smiles. We can't wait to see you on the road this summer!

    Cathy and Ron

  7. Dear Dan and Peg:

    Thanks for sharing the good news. We'll be hoping and praying for even more good news after the scans later this morning.

    Keep hanging in there!

    - Eric

  8. Hi Dan,
    I sent good thoughts yesterday and I hope they worked! I hope to see you at the Kellish Farm. I was up there last week and they are such nice people and looking forward to you being there!

    Best wishes,
    Lea Boylan