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July 7, 2003


Good evening everybody. I am very tired tonight, so this will probably be short. I was able to work a few hours today, which was encouraging. Thanks to my co-workers at SPAWAR for a nice card. I took a walk along the side of the golf course today, Menchie didn't like that but I had fun. It was wonderful listening to the bird and smelling the flowers on the trees.

On the medical front, the doctor says that I am doing great and he appreciates the amount of walk I am doing. Eating has been a little bit of a chore today. The nurse says that's because the chemotherapy has started to kill off the lining of my gastrointestinal tract from the mouth down. I am feeling some discomfort on a fairly constant basis. The nurse says that it will probably get better soon, I hope so. Still on the heparin drip, waiting for the coumadin to reach the proper level. I am guessing that my low energy level today probably indicates a blood transfusion tomorrow. I asked the nurse to make it extra large but she won't do it, go figure:-)

Lab Results

Blood Cell Type

Normal Low




WBC 4.5 .6 .7 .8
RBC 4.30 2.33 2.49 2.31
HGB 13.9 8.4 8.8 8.2
PLT 130 23 18 36

That's all for today.

Ted Wilcox

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