Sunday, June 21, 2009

Closing in on the Transplant

We are definitely getting closer to the bone marrow transplant. Friday I had two of the tests the insurance company requires to make sure I won’t drop dead in the middle of the procedure. Despite everything my body has been through my organs still seem to be in pretty good shape. So, barring any odd results, we seem to be on the way. Since the tests were ordered, the insurance company must have approved the transplant. That makes it a good end to a not so hot week. Apparently, taking a break from dexamethasone and Revlimid, at least for me, ran me into a wall. The week started very well, but by mid week I crashed. But, I hung in there and I’m ok now. Monday I see my oncologist, to evaluate how Revlimid worked, and to get started on it again. I said last week started well because last Monday my wife and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary. That has made me all the more determined to beat Poindexter because 35 years with her simply is not enough. God has definitely blessed me by allowing me to share life with this remarkable woman. I want at least 35 more years, so Poindexter, you just can’t have me yet.

St. Peregrine, Pray for us
Blessed John XXIII, Pray for us
Deacon John
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 21, 2009

1 comment:

angelmeg said...

Give Claudette our love, and we will pray that things go your way and the tests come out the way they need to so that they can schedule the transplant.