I gave a blood sample on June 9, and went to see the doc this past Tuesday. The cancer went back up this time, but if you look at the cancer indicator levels over the past five months, things are pretty stable. The doc is not alarmed, and is calling to stay the course and have me come back and check on things again at the end of the summer.
The new drugs (antibody therapies) expected to be released in summer 2015 are not yet out. Once released, they will likely be very expensive, and insurance companies may require that certain less expensive therapies be shown to be ineffective for a patient before authorizing payment on the new drugs. We'll all just wait and see.
So for now, it is still waiting, watching, being at peace and going on with life, work, family and ministry until things turn different. I am working hard, feeling good most of the time, and getting tired a little easy. Three or four times a week, I make it to the gym and swim anywhere between 1.0 and 1.2 kilometers (5/8 to 3/4 mile).
Thanks for the love and prayers, and caring enough to so often ask how I am doing.