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Dec 7, 2018
Welcome to my CaringBridge website. I am using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. I appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Latest news: I met today, 10/11/2018 with the oncology lung cancer specialist at UC Davis, Dr. Karen Kelly. She informed me there might be a clinical trial for which I might qualify. First step is a blood test to check for a genetic factor that is necessary for participation in the trial. She looked over my most recent scan and said the nodules (tumors) are big enough to qualify for the test. There are side effects to the medication used in the clinical trial. So if I do qualify, I will be taking time to consider whether or not I want to participate. It will require infusions every two to three weeks, so those of you nearby may be called into service to keep my company during treatment days. But let's not get ahead of ourselves!! Lots of doctors calling doctors and test scheduling before I even know if I will qualify or choose to participate. I hope this website works to keep everyone informed!