His Journey with Cancer

Congratulations to this years NHL Alumni Ace Bailey Award for Courage our man Earl!!!!!

Darby and I (along with 26 others) were there to accept the award for him. It was a grand event, but could never compare to the grandness of Heaven.

Apr. 1, 2007

Toronto Update

Hi Everyone,
Earl is still in hospital, and getting all his tests done. Becuase they are getting things done here he will be able to start his chemo quicker. He seems to be having some pain in his leg that they are concerned about, so they have ordered an ultra sound which will be done either later today or tomorrow. He is also scheduled to get his porta cath, put in tomorrow. This port which will be put in his chest is where they will give him his chemo.
Hopefully he will be discharged early on Tuesday, as he wants to have a hockey day. The day will start with a nice breakfast (not hospital food that is, although Earl does eat everything they put in front of him, plus what I bring), then we will find our way to the Hockey Hall of Fame after which we will go to Wayne Gretsky's Restaurant and finally to the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philidelphia Flyers game. We will then return to our hotel, fall in to bed and hopefully have a good sleep. We will catch our flight back to Winnipeg at 11:55 arriving back after 2.
Earl is involved with the Musical at VMC "Anne of Green Gables" and so we will be off to the Pantages Theater that evening.
We sure miss all of you and it will be great to be back home, Maybe I might even get a great big hug from Darby....who knows.
Love Debbie & Earl

3 comments:

mike.bw said...

Hi Earl. Hi Debbie.

Glad to hear you're finally reaching the end of that long series of tests, and that you and Debbie will be returning soon to Winnipeg.

More importantly (I'm sure!), Tuesday sounds like it's gonna be an awesome hockey day! Go Leafs!

Can't wait to see you. Stay cool.

Mike.bw

spartridge said...

Hi you two,
I know it's a long haul ,but you are on the right road with lots of support so keep on walking forward. What's in the past is stuff you don't have to do again. Every day is a new one, new joys, new experiences and new people to meet along the way. You both have such full life journeys and lots to talk about. I'm glad that you are getting all the T.O. stuff done at once if possible. And hey a Hockey day sounds like just what the doctors ordered!!
Keep positive , and keep moving forward. Our love is with you,
Susan

Sam said...

Hi Earl & Debbie,

Sorry it's taken me so long to send a message, I just opened an account!

I'm glad to hear that you're both remaining positive through all of this.

Earl - I hope you had a great time at Wayne Gretzky's restaurant. I probably never told you that he's my favorite hockey player...I went to his restaurant in Toronto a few years ago and of course took a ton of pictures!

Take care and I'll speak to both of you soon :-)

Sam

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