Jason TNT

Jason TNT

Saturday, August 18, 2012

I'm Back!!!

When I last left you, I was finishing up my recovery from a stem cell transplant that I went through to treat the multiple myeloma that I was diagnosed with in May 2007.  The good news is that I got about a year of remission out of the transplant.

The bad news is that the remission is now over and I'm fighting the myeloma again.  As part of the fight, we're concentrating on two things: (1) we're using chemotherapy to treat the multiple myeloma (2) the effects of the chemotherapy are very damaging to my kidney (I was born with only one kidney), so we're closely monitoring the impact of the chemo on my kidney.

I'll use this blog to keep you posted on the progress of the two-pronged fight.  Currently, the fight is being launched from Florida Hospital in Orlando (near Princenton Street and I-4).  I expect to be in the hopsital for a few more weeks, but will keep you posted as things develop.  I've already been in 5 different rooms in the two weeks that I've been in the hospital, so I should have plenty of interesting things to report.

Until then, please make sure you enjoy your  family and friends...there is no better way to spend your time.  Thanks very much to the representatives of the Beairds, Terios, Hayes, Shavemakers, Riches, Duxburys, Wilkes, Coopers, Chans, Myers, Kruckemyers, Thomsons, Knights, Josephs, Williams, Flaskeys, Alfanos, Baratis (3 generations), Morriss-Websters, Tyndalls, Bramuchis, Morrisseys, and Desforges who have already been by to visit.  I'm sure I'm missing some folks...so my aplogies for doing so.


  1. Glad to see you are back! Keep being positive and we are praying for good news!

  2. Thanks so much for the update. Hard to know from so far away how you're doing. Looking forward to staying in touch through your blog posts. We've been praying for you throughout but will step it up during this current fight.
    The Cuffs

  3. Hi Jason, we will be following closely. I have one thing to say to your kidney: GET ON WITH IT!!!:) Lots of love from London.

  4. Hi Jason,

    It has been a long, long time. I just got word, and I hope things improve, and I will be praying for strength, comfort, peace, and healing for you and your family. I will be looking forward to your posts. Take care,

    John Cautero

  5. Hey stranger. This sucks. Please know that you and Jen & the kids are in our thoughts & prayers out here in Sin City. Please keep us posted on your progress.


    But seriously - one kidney? WTF?! Are you sure your parents didn't sell it?

  6. Hey Jason, We have been thinking about you all summer long. Jen and I have been intouch (finally) and Mark and I are truly sorry to hear you are back in the hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please if you need books, magazines or anything that needs smuggling in we can get it done. I have your blog as a favorite...I know how you write and love it! You will always know its me posting with that Margarita... Gala is on my mind again. Take care. Peace be with you!

  7. Hi Jason,
    Well you look great on The blog photo. Please know that we are here to help you and Jen with the house or kids or anything. We are glad your blog is up as you are a great blogger. Sorry it is up due to being back in the hospital. We are praying for you daily. See you soon.
    God Bless
    The Duckworths.

  8. Jason, The West Coast Browns have you in our thoughts and prayers. We look forward to seeing you in March. We know with that FLORIDA GATOR FIGHTING SPIRIT and your great humor you will be home soon. Say hi to the family, and enjoy the food. With love, The Browns

  9. Jason.

    Sue Brown is my wife's cousin and a very close and dear friend. She sent us an email about your condition and sent us the link to your blog. We are praying for you. We know that the most powerfull tool we have in the face of adversity is our faith in a loving and caring God. DO NOT BE AFRAID. Our God is holding you in the palm of His hand. He will guide you and your family. Let go and let God.

    Tom & Chris Vollman

  10. Jason,

    As you know Jim helps me with the Golf league, Scramble and our softball team every year. I'm always trying to get him to convence you to play, especially in softball. Last week he updated me on your status and gave me the link to this blog. Jim said you've been watching the Olympics during your hospital stay. I was thinking to myself, man, I hope he gets the MLB network in there. There is some exciting baseball going on right now. I'm sure Jim has told you by now that he's in the Championship round of summer golf league tournament. In case he hasn't, I thought you'd be proud to know that. Anyway, I wanted to let you know that you are one of the guys I've always looked up to. I hope you get your health back soon. We are praying for the best.


    Jefferson & Chrissie Bauer

  11. thanks for sharing..

  12. Hi Jason,

    I apologize for posting this on your blog, I just didn’t know how else to contact you! My name is Linda and I’m the production assistant for an online health community called (www.wegohealth.com ). I came across your blog while doing some research into the online Blood Cancer community. I was so impressed with the great resource you have created for the greater Blood Cancer community.

    Just wanted to drop you a quick note because we recently launched a new video platform called WEGOHealth.tv and are in the process of building a Blood Cancer Channel featuring the advice, information and wisdom of Health Activists like yourself. I think you would be an excellent addition to the channel and I would love to chat with you about possibly creating a video with us!

    Please check out our site; http://tv.wegohealth.com/ and get back to me at your convenience if you have any interest.

    I know this note is a little out of the blue and I understand if it’s not something you would be interested in, but I didn’t want you to miss out on the opportunity.


    Production Assistant
    WEGO Health