Just wanted to catch everyone up.
Testing last month at Rush University
revealed a little good news bad news.
Good news was that most of my numbers
had shown improvement since I had been
taking the cancer suppression drug.
The bad news is that they also found more
spreading of the cancer in my liver and
as I found out this week, there are some
tiny lesions in my brain that have made an appearance.
My doctors decided to stop my current drug and submit me
for a clinical drug trial
at the University of Chicago Medicine.
Over the past few weeks they looked over my case
and this past Wednesday my new team accepted me into the
I spent Halloween day getting tests and taking the new medication.
So far so good.
Nothing weird good or bad. Hopefully the side effects will be lighter
than the last drug which caused a few problems for me.
Kristy and I are hopeful and the doctors on my team are optimistic
that this new drug can at least help slow down the progression
and shrink tumors.
I've been told the unnamed drug is in it's second phase of testing
and it has already shown a lot of promise with medullary cancer.
I'm feeling overall better than I was two months ago but still dealing
with pain in my ribs and back due to the cancer.
Even so, Kristy and
I got out a few times in the past two weeks to see a Blackhawks game,
Craig Ferguson concert, and two local fundraisers for my cause filled
with friends and wonderfully kind people!
One fundraiser had the "World Famous Wheel Of Meat" sponsored by the
Sycamore Odd Fellows #105 you can see in the new photo.
How cool is that?
I hope to update a little more often since so many have asked recently.
I'll let you know how it goes the next couple weeks. Fingers crossed!
Thanks for the love,