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6/22/16 – WOW… it’s like I am a school kid starting summer break. I met with Dr. Goy today with the expectation that I would be starting PD-1 (Opdivo) today. We started with reviewing the results of... Read Full Post
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5/31/16 – It’s been about a month since my last post and not much has changed for me. My blood counts continue to be great… one may even say that they are normal. As far as it goes with my most... Read Full Post
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4/28/16 – I met with Dr. Rowley today and learned a lot more about my situation with MDS. It all points to chromosome 20. Basically the bone marrow biopsies are showing a 20q abnormality. The crazy... Read Full Post
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4/20/16 – Over that last few weeks my counts have been awesome. My platelets have gone from 97 to 123 to 126 to 137. I couldn’t have asked for more. With everything trending towards good news the... Read Full Post
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3/26/16 – Yesterday was one of the holiest days of the year. Good Friday is a day commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. As Christians we know that Jesus’ death is... Read Full Post
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3/21/16 – The last few updates to my blog have been difficult because it seems each day brings something new and it is hard to carry one topic into another. My blood counts have taken a new direction... Read Full Post
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3/8/16 – With all the twists and turns of my life it seems like plans fall through more often than not. Since I was at the cancer center on Friday I have been feeling feverish and achy. After... Read Full Post
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3/4/16 – Over the almost 8 years I have been on this MCL journey I have had and many discussions with medical people. There are times the discussions are short and sweet… There are times when the... Read Full Post
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2/27/16 – I must say this process of figuring out what’s up with my platelets is pretty slow moving. My platelets had continued to trend down in recent weeks but now all of a sudden they jumped to 46... Read Full Post
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2/14/16 – At my Friday, February 12th appointment my platelets were down to 18. With recent check-ups I have gone from 67 to 59 to 26 t0 18. Certainly things are not moving in the right direction. It... Read Full Post

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