Wednesday, June 14, 2017


I had a good visit with the cancer doc this afternoon, proving that the skies are not cloudy all day, every day. The good news is that I will be discontinuing chemotherapy for at least a couple of months. Sixteen months on the chemo is long enough, and I am very much looking forward to the break.
Don't misinterpret this as meaning the cancer has gone down. Overall, it has continued a gradual and fairly uniform increase over the past 12 months (unless I am taking the steroid dexamethasone). What it means is that the cancer isn't too bad and I am just going to take a break from the treatment once this cycle is complete later this week. In a couple of months, Carol and I will go to the Mayo Clinic for my 4 year stem cell transplant check up, then go back and see the local cancer doc on August 30.
As always, thanks for the prayers, encouragement, friendship and support!


  1. Breaks are good - I've alway like my short little power naps

  2. Happy you will have a much deserved break. Your are so inspirational. Your light shines. My best to Carol.