On Monday, June 12, I had a series of tests to determine the success of the last series of therapies. Unfortunately, the results of one test were unreadable so that test will be redone this Thursday, June 22. Terri and I will know more in detail once my doctor has read the results of that test. However, he does want to begin a maintenance therapy to occur once a day every two weeks to improve the success of the therapies. That therapy will begin the week before the 4th of July. I will keep you posted on any new information.
In the meantime we are keeping very busy with many activities including spending time with our grandchildren, especially celebrating Norah's, Anna's and Zachary's June birthdays on the 8th, 16th, and 24th. We have been in Minnesota for the last 4 days and will head home to Park Ridge tomorrow so we can sing Happy Birthday to Zachary this weekend. What fun!
Our best to you. Please keep us in your wishes and prayers. Thanks.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Terri and I got news of unbelievable results in the testing of gene therapy (using the patient's own genes) to combat mutliple myeloma. We are hoping and praying that they can fast track the follow-up testing through the pipeline. I have attached a link to the article in the Sun Times explaining the disease as well as the gene therapy tested which had an almost 100% positive response which is unheard of. Click on the link to see the article. And, if you are so inclined, please keep hoping and praying with us that it continues to have such positive results.