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6/4/2017 Latest post:
Steve's Myeloma treatment brought him to MD Anderson in Houston in late April in preparation for his stem cell transplant. After a few weeks of doctor's visits, tests, procedures, education and required resting, Steve received a large chemo dose on June 3rd. On Monday June 5th Steve's own stem cells, harvested in May, will be returned to him. The large chemo dose kills remaining cancer cells, but also destroys his immune system. The reintroduction of his stem cells is what his body needs to start the 6 month process of rebuilding his immune system. Steve will remain hospitalized for 2 to 3 weeks, then stay in an apartment close to MD Anderson for several more weeks before returning to Lexington. He is blessed that his son Stuart and Stuart's fiance, Bridget, live in Houston. They have been able to spend a lot of time together. They have been Steve's support making sure Steve has what he needs, going to appointments with him, and seeing him through a short hospital stay. I am his sister, Barbara, and will stay with him in Houston after he's released from the hospital. We will use this site to keep family and friends updated. We appreciate your emotional support, prayers, and words of encouragement.