May 26, 2017 Latest post:
Jul 21, 2017
Thanks for checking in on Larry in Minnesota! We'll try to post updates but we're not exactly blog savvy.
Larry started this active Multiple Myeloma (cancer of plasma cells-) chapter in December 2016 with the diagnosis. Doctors agreed that a Stem Cell Transplant is the route to take. In January he started about 4 months of lower dose chemo to "kill off the weeds in his lawn." We were able to "spot treat his lawn" in Kansas. Now that they (weeds/bad plasma cells) are under control we needed to head to Mayo in Rochester MN for the next steps (BMT - Blood & Marrow Transplant). We would love to be at home in Kansas for this but it was not in our control. So after a full evaluation to determine if his body is strong enough to handle a transplant...we got the green light. He is in great shape ..."an absolute specimen", per Alex. Next they will help him "produce seeds to grow his new lawn"......... then, "harvest the seeds"........then, " nuke the lawn (a little bit of Round-up should do 😉 Jk).......then, "plant the seeds " .....and then wait until the seeds take hold in his bone marrow to start the production of new red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, etc.