Kristy and I just returned from my lab
tests at University of Chicago Medicine.
After spending the past two months dealing with
adjustments to the cancer therapy drug because of
issues with my liver it looks like my team has settled
on a lower dosage that is working for me.
They had to take me off the drug a couple times because
it was building up in my system and hurting my liver.
I had to spend a couple hours getting my
picture taken inside MRI and CT
machines this week but today
we got what I consider to be great news!
It looks like this experimental drug is really kicking
this cancer's butt!
All my blood tests, brain scans, body scans, heart scans,
kidney functions, liver functions and attitude came back
looking great today!
Tests showed a shrinkage in the size of the lesions in
my lung and no new growth of the cancer in my liver,
ribs, spine or my brain!
Many of you also know I was prescribed medical cannabis.
The cannabis has been working amazingly well for me.
I only eat it since it might seem silly to take up smoking
with cancer in your lungs.
It has really helped with anxiety, pain and it brought back my
appetite to the point where I have gained back the 25
pounds I lost to the cancer.
Today (Feb. 27) I finally weighed in at my pre-cancer weight of
The pain in my bones has gone away to the point that
I have been able to pick up my guitar and play again.
If I continue getting better and feeling this way
I will try to get back and play some shows this summer!
Just four months ago I couldn't lift a gallon of milk,
I was walking with a walker in my home
and I had to have help getting dressed.
As of today the turn around seems pretty damn remarkable.
Thank you science and my teams at University Of Chicago and
I want to say thank you again to all of you that have
kindly and generously reached out to me, Kristy and my
family. Old friends and new! Your notes, letters, posts, donations,
prayers and well wishes have REALLY been helpful.
I still have friends coming over daily to hang/help out when
Kristy is working. It's been a great way to stay social.
That's all I can think of.
Kristy and I are going to take a nap now.
Thanks and love,