…Just Kidding!

So, as it turns out, my next appointment was *not* 5/1, it was actually today, 4/24. So, too far away to do the immune function test (BOOOOO), BUT, it means that 5/15, the next appointment, will definitely have the immune function test (yay!) as well as a bone marrow biopsy (yay?).

However, a few interesting things to note.

First, I got approval last visit to go to my eye doctor and get my eyes checked, to see if my glasses prescription was still accurate. We figured, if it’s not right, it could be contributing to my headaches. Well, as it turns out, my glasses are about 25% stronger than they need to be, which could definitely be contributing to eye strain/fatigue, and leading to additional headaches. Then we thought about it, and realized, wait…am I even allowed to go shopping for new glasses?

So, today, we asked about that, as well as getting a haircut. I haven’t had a haircut in almost 2 years, but obviously, I didn’t really need one for most of 2012. The hair stylist I went to, though, Kelly, pulled some magic, I think. Initially, I was pretty pissed that my straight black hair had turned curly and unruly, but honestly, it’s starting to grow on me.

We also stopped by the eyeglass store, and got a new set of frames with the new prescription in them. Shockingly, they could be ready as early as tomorrow or Friday, so despite not getting the test I wanted done, this week is turning out to be pretty sweet.

Also, it’s my Dad’s XXth birthday (don’t worry Dad, your secret is safe with me) today, as well as fellow leukemia patient Nikki’s transplant day. I think it’s auspicious that her new marrow’s birthday falls on the same day as the birthday of the luckiest man I know. So if you have any extra good will lying around, please keep her in your thoughts as well.

Finally, I leave you with a before and after:

Before, scruffy-Tony:

2013-04-25 12.03.14After, or as Stephanie dubbed it, “Spiffy”-Tony:

2013-04-25 15.13.07



  1. Elizabeth Breslin · · Reply

    You look eff’n AMAZING! Robert Downey Jr. on a good day.

  2. Elizabeth Breslin · · Reply

    p.s. Happy birthday to your dad!

    1. Thanks! And I’ll let him know πŸ™‚

  3. You look great (not so terrorist :-P)!!!! I’ve learned that most of time the hair goes back to its original texture after awhile. The follicles tighten up so when the hair starts growing it’s like curling ribbon against a scissors…it gets curly. My strategy is to keep cutting it until it behaves so I have this “boy cut” that makes me look like I’m playing on the other team–NOT THAT THERE’S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT. I’m told I look chic, so I may even keep it. I kind of miss my old hair color though–even if it was dirty blond.

    You look great and even in fit considering all the grousing you’ve done about feeling out of shape.

    Happy birthday to your dad.

    1. Well thank ye kindly. We’ll see how my hair goes. I’m starting to like it curly, so who knows. Maybe I’ll try to cultivate it πŸ™‚

  4. Dawn Salerno · · Reply

    it’s HOT!!!

  5. Didn’t realize that your parents were teenagers when you were born! Good luck to Lauren and Mason down competing in their first triathlon fundraising for leukemia research. I know they are a little short in reaching their goal so I hope they rally

    1. Thanks Dennis! Lauren and Mason actually hit their goal, but their site just hasn’t updated yet to reflect that. Thanks in no small part to the Farrell family. Thanks again for that, and I’ll be volunteering at the Westchester Tri to cheer you on!

  6. Margaret mateyaschuk · · Reply

    In beautiful Carmel California today on business, but it wasn’t as beautiful as looking at you with a haurcut! Great birthday present to your Dad and wonderful Mom! Lovr all the good news xxx

    1. Thanks πŸ™‚

  7. He looks even better in person!! πŸ™‚

    Thank you Dennis and the Farrell family for all of your support! GO TEAM!

  8. Kaitlin Farrell · · Reply

    You look great, Tony! I dig the curly hair. Excited to here how Lauren’s tri goes.

    1. Glad to hear from ya! πŸ™‚ I’ll put a post up about the latest going ons soon. Hope everything is great on your end!

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