Half-way celebration

This week I’m celebrating reaching the half-way point! Fifty days out of 100. I can’t wait. I might even sneak home on a day-trip this weekend.The bean counters are at it again, wouldn’t you know. There was an article about this in the paper, which reported that my employer let about 1300 people go on Tuesday. If you know why the computer in "2001" was called HAL, then you know what company that

Clinical research study

MM (Multiple Myeloma) MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome) Patients & Caregivers Clinical research study on a newly launched medical product. The purpose is to gain insight and gather opinions from patients and their caregivers that are diagnosed with MM or MDS. It is not necessary to be taking medications to participate. All information is completely confidential and Read More →

Second honeymoon

This is not really a second honeymoon, but where there isn’t the quality time together that Marilyn and I would want, there certainly is the quantity, and some quality inherent in just that. There surely is a lot of time to focus on things that we want…

An unexpected loss

That is what was troubling me last week, but I didn’t yet know it. I have lost yet another body part, my own bone marrow. At least this time I had the choice, which I didn’t have when that sexually abusive infant-male surgery was inflicted on me, nor when my tonsils and adenoids were cut out. Both cases were misguided attempts at better "health" which fortunately most doctors are beginning to

Good friends

Last week my friend Chuck came to stay with me, which was very much appreciated. It’s a good friend that will stay with you when you are sick. That worked out really well, so that Marilyn and Gene could go on spring break.This spring break brought back…

DAY 105 AND VERY GOOD NEWS!!!

Hi Everyone,WEll its day 105 and i have very good news to report –I AM IN REMISSION__YEA,YEA,YEA!!!!!!!. i had a bone marrow biopsy on Monday and a skeletal survey and lots of blood work done and i got the results today. All are normal. The bone marro…

Graft vs. Host

You may be wondering why I have to be here in Seattle for the first 100 days. It’s not that the recovery from the chemotherapy and radiation takes that long, but to watch and deal with graft vs. host disease (GVHD). After 100 days it’s expected that th…

Boring

We learned a fascinating bit of information last week. My blood type will be changing from my own original type, O+, to my donor’s type. Also, my blood DNA will be different than the rest of my body, and yes, it’s already been the basis of a CSI story,…

DAY 91

jUST A SHORT UPDATE. iT’S DAY NINETY ONE AND I AM FEELING PRETTY GOOD. I WENT TO MY ONCOLOGIST YESTERDAY FOR WHAT I THOUGHT WOULD BE A THIRD INJECTION FOR MY ANEMIA BUT I WAS TOLD BY THE NURSE I DID NOT NEED IT SO I AM VASTLY IMPROVING. i WILL GO ON AP…