|Early arrivals at our tent|
|Team Epic for Bill|
|Brian, Pam, and Logan at Half Marathon|
Last weekend, I went to Pennsylvania to watch Brian and Pam run in the Pittsburgh half marathon. I stayed with my brother, Terry, and his wife, Sherry, which was delightful. We also got together with my sister-in-law, Kathy, and my grand nephews, Chase and Lincoln, while there. It was a nice family reunion, which we don't get to do often enough. I also got to spend some quality time with my grandson, Logan, which was a treat.
As to other things going on, Gretchen is finally recovering remarkably well from her esophagus surgery. It's been a long time, but her appetite finally is back and she has stopped losing weight. It's been a tough time with all the medical events, but I think things are starting to settle down.
As for me, I'm still doing amazingly well. I had a bone marrow biopsy in March which showed that the myeloma is still in remission, thank goodness. All my other blood tests are coming back normal, so it's all good. I've been very lucky so far.
As for my diagnosis with squamous cell carcinoma, I got some weird suggestions from my local dermatologists, so I decided to go to Dana Farber for expert advice. I found an amazing specialist, Dr. Chrisalyne Schmults, who agreed to do Mohs surgery on my forehead. She did the surgery on March 15, and she got it all on the first try. I've healed up well and you can't even notice the scar. I can't praise Dana Farber enough! Thank goodness they are there for me.
I'm not sure when I will update this site next, but I hope it will be sooner rather than later.