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8/31/15 – I met with Dr. Scott Rowley today to review where I am with the Stem Cell Transplant, the DLI from August 3rd and the recent challenges I have run into. He was very thorough and answered a... Read Full Post
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8/28/15 – It has certainly been a couple of interesting weeks for me... Fevers, GVHD sighting, low heart rate, etc…My new cardiology doctors are looking to monitor my heart. I guess with a history of... Read Full Post
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8/26/15 – As a follow-up to my hospital stay last week… I had an appointment at the Cancer Center on Monday, August 24th. I am sure it wouldn't surprise you that I would encounter a... Read Full Post
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8/20/15 – Looking at the events of the past week for me it shows just how crazy a ride this adventure could be. With my last post I had mentioned that I have managed to avoid any hospital stays… well... Read Full Post
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8/8/15 – On Monday, July 27th I started my 4th cycle. I had my additional treatments on the 28th and the 29th. According the Dr. Goy this should be my last cycle of RBAC. I am very hopeful that I... Read Full Post
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7/26/15 – I am thrilled to report that I attended my daughter’s wedding and was there with energy and enthusiasm. I walked her down the aisle, sang a song at her wedding ceremony, danced with my... Read Full Post
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7/17/15 – Today marks 7 years since I was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma. As strange as it may seem, this is a day when I feel the need to celebrate. When I think back to July 17, 2008, the day... Read Full Post
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7/8/15 – On Monday, July 6th I had a check-up appointment which resulted in me needing fluids due to continued lightheadedness I have been experiencing. This is often caused by dehydration or low... Read Full Post
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6/30/15 – My chemotherapy days for cycle 3 (June 17-19) seemed to move well. We had a planned follow-up on June 30th but this ended up being too long a span of time to wait to check my counts. The... Read Full Post
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6/17/15 – Today I started my 3rd cycle 5 days ahead of schedule. The thought with jumping into my treatment a little early is that it will give me a longer recovery period and hopefully help me... Read Full Post

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