Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Sorry I haven't written in a few days - it has been a bit of a whirlwind since we stopped the chemotherapy and opted instead to see the expert in testicular cancer - the doc who treated Lance Armstrong.

I emailed Dr. E last weekend, gave him a brief synopsis of Kel's case, he recommended stopping chemo and we see him tomorrow morning at 9:30 am for a consultation. What we anticipate is escalating treatment to the tandem transplant (they will harvest Kel's own blood cells, then go through the following cycle twice: high dose chemo, would be lethal myelosuppression, then rescue by giving back his blood. We will know the cure rates, expected outcome, etc tomorrow.

We are not yet sure where this therapy will take place - I have heard some concerning reports about the BMT team in Tucson, so it may be better to do it in Indy. We will see what Dr. E recommends tomorrow (oncologist in Tucson suggested doing the therapy in Indy might be a good idea).

Just a quick report, and I will write more tomorrow night after the meeting. We are taking advantage of being in Indy to have dinner with an old friend tomorrow, and hopefully seeing another friend in the afternoon, so it will be a busy day too, then back home on Friday. I leave again on Sunday to visit Mississippi for a week. Whew - it is going to be tiring!

No Sux tonight, doesn't suck - definitely being in Indianapolis and moving one step closer to Kel kicking his damn cancer's butt!

Night for now,

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