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11/27/16 – Today marks 3 years since my stem cell transplant. Among us SCT recipients we consider this our new birthday and it is something that should be celebrated. But more important… and a... Read Full Post
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11/23/16 – Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.Psalm 107:8-9I have been... Read Full Post
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11/2/16 – Throughout my adventures with MCL, my body has had times when it responds in an unexpected way… in a way that surprises my doctors. They expect me to react one way but my body takes me in a... Read Full Post
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10/13/16 – Let me start by saying I am so thankful for the uneventful summer I had. It was a summer full of fun with family and friends. Life is meant to be lived and I tried my best to make the... Read Full Post
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8/21/16 – I had an appointment at the cancer center this past Friday and I am thrilled to say that all my blood counts were… as crazy as it might sound…. NORMAL. Just a year ago I was being put... Read Full Post
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7/17/16 – Am I crazy to want to celebrate the 8thAnniversary of the day I was diagnosed with cancer? One would think that I would want erase the memory of such an awful day from my memory. But I... Read Full Post
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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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