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.