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My Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma Story
Or, This Is How I'm Going To Beat Cancer
April 15, Tax Day, and Day +27 
15th-Apr-2009 09:53 am
Four weeks out, and still going strong.

Saw Dr. Fay again on Monday, and he is very pleased with the progress I'm making.  He's cut me down to 1mg of Prograf every other day, and the radiation on my face and head is having a definite effect.  Also, it appears as if the graft is doing it's part - one of the tumors that was starting to reappear on my leg had disappeared, and one on my back has stabilised.  Neither of those tumors is receiving any other treatment.  With God's grace, it looks like we may have turned the corner...

I'm on my second day back at work.  The walk in from the garage is a pain, as I've lost so much stamina (and ~75 pounds) over this, but it's good to be back and being productive.  I'm doing mornings at the office, and the rest of the time at home, in order to get back into the groove again (and allow for the drive down to Baylor for radiation!).

I'll see Dr. Fay again tomorrow, and he's supposed to have the results of the chimerism test by then.  My last labs showed everything back into the normal range, except for the oxygen-carrying capacity of my blood (hence, why I'm tired most of the time).

Mom heads home Saturday - she's been with us for six weeks now, and a lot of the snow in NorDak had melted (leading to flooding in the Fargo and Bismarck areas), so she thinks it's time to go.  We've been so blessed to have her with us, both from a logistical standpoint (watching the kids, accompanying me to appointments), and from a comfort perspective (it's Mom - what more do you need?).

I s'pose I'd better get back to work....
17th-Apr-2009 01:42 am (UTC)
From your lips to God's ears Ben! We wait with bated breath for the good news! Michelle
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