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Showing posts from October 28, 2007

Monday Is Day 75/100

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. — Henry Vandyke

SOURCE: PQ: The People Quotient


This Monday, November 5, marks the 75th day, counting toward 100, for this post-SCT period of isolation from all public contact except visits to the doctor and hospital and in-home visits by family and friends.

We continue on the trail to recovery with our only major complication in the form of the skin rash that I have written about before. Dr. Nakamura ordered a skin biopsy, performed last Tuesday by his Nurse Practitioner Anna Teotico. The results show that this is not graph versus host disease, but appears to be a dermatological reaction to one of my drugs, likely to the Bactrum which I take on the weekends and is a sulfa-based product.

Prior to the SCT, I had no know allergies to any medicine, but now that I have the blood and immune system of my donor, that reality has obviously ch…

My City of Hope Friends, Caregivers

Decided it was time to share some recent photos to spotlight some of the members of my care team at City of Hope. These shots were taken over the last couple of weeks upon our bi-weekly visits to COH. As for me, other than losing about 35 pounds since the SCT, I continue to show steady improvement.

[This is an .exe file. If you cannot open, go hereto see the slide show on Flickr.

SHARING ... As you probably know, my successful battle to overcome mantle cell lymphoma has been an answer to prayer, first, and also to the tremendous expertise of my care givers at one of the finest cancer hospitals in the world. This journey has also put me in touch with a number of cancer support resources like The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This is their most recent NEWSLETTER.