Thursday, June 19, 2008

2 down

Just finished round 2 of chemo. It went really well with no complications. I feel great right now probably because of the steriods I was pumped with. I asked if I could work out in the gym now and gain some extra muscle, but the doctor said it is not the same kind of steriod that builds muscle. I was a little dissapointed about that. However, the doctor said as long as I feel up to it he encourages me to work out as much as I can. Can't wait for that.


Anonymous said...

My father was was diagnosed with cancer, too, during American Idol. That show's seen me through some pretty heavy things. :)

I hope you get well. Fans support you, you know. May the chemo heal you completely and may you be strong enough to withstand the last ten cycles of it. And may God bless you, oh yes. :)

- Anne Onymous

Tia B said...

Hi Luke! I am glad you are writing about your experience with cancer. I am a cancer survivor, and there were many blessings in the midst of all the difficulties! I just said a prayer for you, well. Tia B

Zammie255 said...

Hey Luke! Sending lots of love and support your way! I lost a friend on sunday to cancer after a two year struggle. She believe in the phase: Hope + Believe= Achieve! Just stay strong.



Sweet Melissa said...

I was and am a huge fan of yours Luke and think of you and your lovely wife often and pray for your speedy recovery! I know we will be hearing some great music from you in no time! Thanks for keeping us updated on your progress, it means a lot to your fans!

Hailey Kamal said...

Hi Luke,

Pray for your fast recovery. Have u tried other medications? Have you ever heard about naturopahty? I have friends who had cancer, I gave them DMG, Royal Jelly, Life Enzyme and Ester C ( This supplement truly have help to improve the immunes system and other chronic diseas such as diabetic, cancer, hypertension, heart dieases and many.

Anonymous said...

Good luck, sweetie. You're being so brave about the whole thing. I suspect I'd be crying and feeling sorry for myself. Best wishes for your wife and family during this tough time.

Anonymous said...

God bless you, Luke. Keep up the positive attitude. That is the best healer. Thank you for sharing your life with us. We'll be supporting you on this challenge.

Anonymous said...

Hope that you'll get well soon~~
You can do it~~
God bless you~~

Anonymous said...

Luke, thank you for keeping us updated.
Stay strong, my prayers are with you every step of the way!

marites said...

i just want to say that during the top 24 competition, i saw you as a very down-to-earth person and i admire you for that. I will pray for your healing. Have faith in God, He will always be there for you.

Anonymous said...

hang in there luke, you'll get through this.

BigNLiddle said...

Glad to hear some news from you, Luke! Good to hear that things are going well, considering the circumstance. We are all here supporting you. Get well SOON! :) :) Many hugs!

Anonymous said...

Hi Luke! My thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time. Get well soon. God bless!

- Ethel, Philippines

Tiffani said...

Sending prayers and good thoughts your way, Luke.

Nis Miller said...

Hi Luke!

It's great to know you're doing well.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and keeping us updated.

I hope you will get well really really soon.

Take care!

*greetings from Singapore*

Angela said...

Hi Luke,
My prayers are with you and your family! I know you can overcome this. Keep the faith!

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this tough time. You can do this!!!

Carianne said...


Your spirit through all of this is really inspiring. Not only are you brave enough to share this ordeal with the world via your blog, but you also seem to have a great attitude about it!

Keep Smiling - We are Praying for You!

Anonymous said...

I hope, because it is all i can do that you can be able to overcome this hardships and advance further in life after this episode of it.

We all support you and hope you get better, do remember as long as there is life there is hope and you arent dead yet so hope is still on ^^ Sorry If It was to grim im not good at this =/

Keep Hoping !

- From ????

Anonymous said...

Hi Luke,

You are one of my favorite Season 7 contestants and to hear of your diagnosis saddened me but I know you'll be fine and back to singing soon. I know many cancer survivors and it just makes all of us appreciate life and all that we have a bit more. Best regards from Sacramento California to you and your family.


Anonymous said...

Just wanted to send you support & encouragement. Thank you for sharing your awesome talent with us on AI. Your positive outlook is refreshing & you are an inspiration!

Queen TV said...

Thank you for sharing your story with us. I know it will be an inspiration for many people. Hang in there and it sounds like you have a great positive attitude!

Anonymous said...

Hi Luke (and Mrs. Luke!)
Wishing you all the best. There is an old Native American teaching that I have loved during rough times - it is this: within every trial is a gift. When you keep your eyes on the gift, the trial is easier to bear. I hope and trust that you will find many gifts, because God in good. Take good care, 'smanda

norman goh said...

Hey Luke!

I'm Norman here from Malaysia. I was disheartened to hear that you were diagnosed with cancer. But it's alright, I'm praying for ya.

I believe that you're a strong person and Lord will always be there for you. Remember how you sang Happy Song? Keep that kind of feeling dude!

Keline said...

Hi Luke! Thank you for sharing your experience, I'm sure it helps a lot of people who are going through the same thing. Hopefully it's cathartic for you as well.
I hope you get well soon and come out of this trial even stronger than before.

Love from France,

Anonymous said...

Hi there, Luke!
I am very inspired by your courage and faith. Thanks for writing. We're all with you here. You'll do fine. Looking forwarding to the day you regain complete health and can put this behind you. Meanwhile, thanks for sharing your experience. We love you!
Lisa from New York

Gina said...

Hey Luke, I just wanted to show some support and let you know how much I admire your strength and courage as you fight this cancer. I'm glad to hear you're doing well and I'll keep you in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Hi Luke: Faith and prayers worked for my Mother. It will also work for you. Be strong and thank you for sharing your journey with us. You will be included in my prayers. My family is sending you and your family our well wishes

Carry said...

Hi Luke, thank you for your blog. I really enjoyed you on American Idol and you are one of my favorites. God bless you always and may God heal you during this process. I'm praying for you Luke! Take care.

Becky said...


Thank you for sharing your story with us. Cancer in younger people can be misunderstood.

I'll be keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Get well and rest up!


Anonymous said...

thank you for creating this blog to post updates on your condition. i have been a fan of yours when you were on idol and i felt sad to hear the news of you being sick.

wish you all the will be in my prayers. my best friend is a cancer survivor, i know you will be able to overcome this like she did.

God bless.

Anonymous said...

Hi Luke: Funny you mentioned getting chemo as one of your interests. Optimism coupled with faith in God, prayers plus medical care are your weapons to win this battle. My mother was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Plan was for her to receive 8 rounds of chemo. That has changed because of her remarkable response. She will only get 6 and next week will be her last. Be strong and encouraged. May God bless you to be able to tolerate the treatment planned for your complete healing. Our prayers to you and your family. RC of NJ ^~^

Anonymous said...

You and your family are in my prayers durning this difficult time. I hope that you will get well soon. May God bless you and your family.


Nancy said...

With God on your side, you will get through this illness easy-peezy.
Can't wait to hear your music on Christian radio!

Anonymous said...

Luke: Cook and Luke fan here. I am praying for you. Be strong!