Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Yesterday was day 8 of the second 21 day cycle of Velcade therapy. This is the halfway point of the three cycles that are planned. So far, Velcade seems to be doing the job. Poindexter the tumor has completely disappeared. Even during the ten day respite of the first cycle, Poindexter has not shown any signs of growing back. Maybe, just maybe, the transplant will really happen once the three rounds of Chemo with Velcade are complete. The third cycle, including the ten day respite, should end on July 3. Seems appropriate, maybe i can declare my near independence from MM (OK, just near remission) on July 4. God and the transplant team willing, I hope we can start by mid-July. This is, of course, just the beginning of this journey, not the end. But it is a beginning. A beginning that with God's help will have a good end, twenty or thirty years from now!!
Deacon John
June 4, 2008
St. Peregrine,
Pray for us

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