I apologize that it's been so long since I've
updated this page.
First of all I will tell you that
I have been feeling GREAT the past month
and a half!
I feel somewhere around 85-90percent of myself again!
Lots of energy lately and my body has just been
telling me to move.
I've started driving a bit lately.
I've even gotten back to some physical
exercise. If you know me you know that means
riding my Trikke.
I've even performed a little music in public!
More on that in a moment.
Kristy and I have travelled to University Of Chicago Medicine
for updated tests, brain MRIs and body CT scans
three times since my last update.
I'm in the 8th month of this 26month study and
again it looks like this genetically targeted chemo
drug is pounding the cancer in my body!
I am not cured of this cancer
but it is quite amazing that I feel SO
much better even though I still have tumors
in my lungs, liver, spine, ribs and my brain.
I have four wonderful female doctors and RNs that
are my care team at UCM and they have just been the
best! Kristy and I get hugs at every visit and they
have been very happy for us.
Last month we we're shown a side by side comparison
of my liver and spine from CTs taken in Dec. 2018 and
The first picture my liver and spine looked like Swiss cheese
(no exaggeration) from all the tumors.
In the latest picture it was astounding how much the tumors had
shrunk and smaller tumors looked to me like they had disappeared!
I wanted to share that news but last month I got nervous again.
A week later my cancer marker tests both had come back a little
Last week I was assured by my doctors that I shouldn't be concerned
because the rise was too small to be considered clinically significant.
They say I'm going great!
With that said, I mentioned before that I got out and played a little music.
I want to let you know that as long as I'm feeling this good, I plan
to play my old Wednesday nights
summer residency on the patio at my pal Kevin's place!
If you don't know it's the Aurelio's pizza in Geneva, Il.
I'm not going to be posting shows on www.michaelheaton.com
just yet but if you would like to know where I will be popping up
locally as health and weather permit I will begin sending out
frequent emails again if you sign up or are signed up on
my website's email. The email sign up is on the front page
just under the picture and notice that I'm not playing shows.
Hoping to be healthy enough to do it forever soon enough!
I am just over the moon that I feel this good now!
Once again I want to say THANK YOU a hundred times over
from me and Kristy to all of you.
There just aren't strong enough words to express how helpful
and how much love and support we have received over the past year!
Now I want to get working on that album and a show or two to give it back!
Much love friends,
I've added a couple pictures.
One from August 2018 and one from last week. What a difference!
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