As part of my treatment, every six months or so, I see a doctor at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Dr. Richardson is a renowned myeloma expert who is up to date on all the latest research and treatment options. We view Dr. Rischardson as our "offensive coordinator" and we work with him to develop the game plan for treatment and then we execute that game plan in Orlando. Jen and I just got back to Orlando after visiting with Dr. Richardson in Boston on Tuesday. We talked about some minor tweaks to my current treatment plan and also talked about bigger next steps if/when they are needed.
The best part about being in Boston was the weather. Living in Florida, it's easy to forget that there are four seasons in the year. It's not like the palm trees change color in Autumn. So, it was a refreshing change to walk around the city in mid-60 degree weather and see the trees in various shades of yellow, orange and red. We enjoyed our taste of "real Autumn", but also are happy to know we won't have to deal with "real Winter" and the snow, ice and freezing weather that are just around the corner for New England.
In this week's non-medical news:
- Our house could host Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights. Jen loves Halloween and, once again, has our house decorated to the hilt. Aaron and Shannon are scared to venture out on our front porch at night because of all the scary sights and sounds that have been rigged up. I'm sure we'll scare our fair share of trick or treaters next week.
- People "up North" love to wear pro football jerseys. It doesn't matter if your male or female, apparently a football jersey is a fashion statement. On the flight to Boston, we saw plenty of Tom Brady, Wes Welker, and Rob Gronkowski wannabes. After we landed, we went to a bar near our hotel to watch the Patriots game and half the patrons were decked out in jerseys. It was fun, but different, to be in an atmosphere where the NFL is king and nobody pays attention to college football.
- Speaking of college football, the Gators have their 3rd huge game in a row this weekend...taking on Georgia in "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" in Jacksonville. We had a bit of luck last weekend when South Carolina decided to turn the ball over multiple times. That said, our defense looks great and hopefully our offense has enough to beat the Bulldogs.
That's it for now. Until next time, I hope everyone enjoys some time with family & friends