It's about 12:30 in Texas and Luke is done with his procedures for the day and headed back to his room. In typical ladies man fashion, even under the influence of aneasthesia, the nurse working with him bent down to hook up is pic line and he caressed her cheek and called her an angel. I know this shocks you all.
I know many of you are wanting to visit Luke which is fantastic, we just need to lay a few ground rules and set some expectations. First, visitors are very much welcome, Luke loves you all and will love the support. And, let's be honest, I'm sure he'll love the break from his family. This first round of chemo is going to be the toughest and it will take a bit before we see his reaction to it, there will be days when he feels okay and days when all he can handle is a 10 minute visit and probably days when he wants nothing to do with any of us, please don't be offended it is nothing personal. Also (and this is the most important!) you cannot visit if you feel at all sick, no sneezing, headaches, cough, rashes, etc. My Dad pointed out that everyone doesn't need to rush to be here, this first month of treatment is just as important as month twelve or twenty, he will need all of you with him every step of the way.
Luke does have his phone and his computer but he is totally inundated with emails, texts and phone calls. Please know that he loves you all but may not respond right away or at all. If you are trying to visit please call/text/email Kendall, Dad or me. I will list our contact info at the end of this. Kendall and I will be in TX on a rotating basis and we're happy to play secretary for Luke, especially if it means he'll get to see his friends. If you feel like bringing him anything he'll be needing bandanas, scarves and (as Dad says) do-rags shortly....the more obnoxious the better.
Kendall - email@example.com and 720-841-7759
Dad (Dave) - firstname.lastname@example.org and 832-721-9810