Bio-Chemo

July 27th, 2009

Hey Everyone,

I’m writing from my hospital room at MD Anderson in Houston.  My plan has changed.  My doctors had a round table discussion and decided to start me on a systemic treatment plan right away.  The T-Cell program is slightly delayed so my doctors have decided to start me on a Bio-Chemotherapy program.  I was admitted today and will begin Bio-Chemo tonight.  I will be in the hospital for about a week.

The Bio-Chemo is a mix of five drugs; three chemotherapy drugs and two biological drugs. I am familiar with the bio drugs; Interferon and Interleukin as I have been given them before.  However, my doctors feel that the combination of the bio drugs with the chemo drugs will produce good results.

My parents and I are planning to fly back to Cincinnati after this week of treatment for the 2 week break between treatments.  I plan to attend the Kickin Cancer Cookout on Aug 8th, and really look forward to it.  Thanks to all of those who are putting this great function together.

I had a great time at Matt and Tara’s wedding this past weekend.  I am so glad that I was able to attend. What an awesome weekend!

I want to thank everyone for their prayers and support. I ask you to also keep my friend Karie in your prayers.  She is having brain surgery this week and will start bio-chemo (again) soon.  She is an inspiration to me and many.

Posted by andy in His Own Words