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.