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Friday, February 24, 2012
Our two cooks, Paul and Joe, decided their goal was to fatten me up, so they have been shoving food at me all week. Last night, over my weak protestations, they made me eat two creme brulees. Oh well, you gotta do what you gotta do. Everything has been delicious, and I am thoroughly enjoying it, knowing that I probably won't want to eat anything in a few weeks.
Oh yes, and I bought more hats. Here is the latest number that I got today in the Pro Shop. In the background is the signature ninth hole at the Rivers Edge Course where we played today. We were supposed to play here Sunday, but it rained so hard that day that Jeff, started referring to it as the Oceans Bottom Course.
I have also added a couple of golf shirts and shorts to my wardrobe which better fit the new slimmer version of myself. Of course I won't be playing golf for the foreseeable future, and by the time I can, I may be too fat again to fit into them. Come to think of it, I should be so lucky.
Today I got a return call from Kathy Colson, who gave me the pathology results of my latest tests. The protein electrophoresis and immunofixation tests continue to show no measurable monoclonal protein after the latest Cycle 7, which is good news. The best news, however, is from my bone marrow biopsy results, which are now back. In July, the plasma level (bad stuff) in my marrow was 60%. Now there is no measurable plasma at all! That means I have apparently reached stringent Complete Response (sCR) to the MLN9708 treatment. Excuse me while I frolic and cavort around the room for a few minutes...
...OK, I'm back now. A really good week just turned into a great week!