May/June, 2016 Update - ALL IS WELL My appointment with Dr Goy was in May, but procrastination and life got in the way of this post! So, the visit with Dr Goy is a fairly quick laying of hands, check lymph notes, heart/lungs/etc, and he inquires about health, etc.
How much is related to lots of antibiotics during chemo, or having my immune system beaten down during chemo, or the fact that this was a cancer that affects the lymphatic system, etc I'm not sure.
They tested my IGG, which can be a marker, but levels were fine.
I may ask for a test going into fall next year to see if I need something to boost the system during that time.
Thanks for all the support, thoughts, and prayers; they're clearly working! Again, not for lack of effort, but he's settled out.
Update on several friends fighting MCL right now: - Jim in in remission!! As he posted recently "Other than that all has been quiet on the health front… I had my scans last week, and I had possession of them prior to the visit, so I got to see 'unremarkable' and 'unchanged' - the words I love to see on those scans! Goy, and he's untiring in his pursuit of a cure, of helping, of building out the work he's doing, etc.
and I must confess that living a quiet, boring, normal life is a very good thing." Thoughts and prayers to other friends/family fighting various forms of cancer. Thanks for all the support, thoughts, and prayers; they're clearly working!
I do ask for prayers for a few friends who are fighting MCL right now (Jim and Rich specifically), and for a friend who lost the fight about a month ago (Greg).
All have/are fighting valiantly, and all have tremendous faith and support, but could always use some help.
For Greg, he leaves behind a wife, a daughter entering college next year, and a son going into junior year of high school. I really hope that anyone that has MCL, and that looks to this blog, can find hope and a positive outlook for fighting this.