For those of you with keen memories you’ll recall that in November, we celebrated passing the median survival of glioblastoma patients with no evidence of recurrent disease. Woohoo!!!
As we approach Valentine’s Day, we have several more reasons to celebrate:
· We’ve recently finished our twelfth and final round of chemotherapy (temozolomide)
· All of the blood counts and altered chemistries have returned to normal
· Most importantly, January’s surveillance MRI was the first one absent of any changes (very comforting)
· We continue to focus on each recurrence free day increasing the chance of being able to enjoy friends and family for years to come
With all of this news to be thankful for, we’ve been living it up as you can surmise from the pictures below. In a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, we enjoyed three performances of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra at the opening of the McKnight Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Oklahoma State University. We had the entire family for Christmas in Crested Butte, highlighted by Mackenzie, our 3-year-old granddaughter making her first ski run. Finally, we brought in the New Year as we’ve done for the last several years at Temple’s perennial favorite; The Last Night youth club benefit.
As you might imagine, our intent to keep checking things off of the “bucket-list” continues in full-force. An important upcoming milestone is the Baylor graduation of Tori, our youngest in May. Outside of the State, we are planning a trip to the Northeast in June to watch a niece graduate from Dartmouth and a fall visit to Ireland. We’d enjoy hearing about any “must-see” suggestions you might have for either of these destinations.
While life’s “flight-plans” occasionally need to be revised, our altered one has been filled with joy largely because of the continual support from all of you.
We’re look forward to providing many more future updates as positive as this one.
Barbara and Bob