Chemotherapy Begins or Does it?

November 7, 2006 from Skip | Quick Overview, The Whole Story, Ups and Downs | Comments Off on Chemotherapy Begins or Does it?

Don’s first chemotherapy treatment was canceled today. In a last minute development (he’s had a lot of these), his oncologist wants to see if Don can be enrolled in a Stage 3 clinical trial for Taxoprexin- a new and improved Taxol which is encapsulated in Lipid that has been shown to be more effective than […]

Skip, As you know may Chemotherapy was canceled today so that I may enroll in a Stage 3 clinical trial for Taxoprexin- a new and improved Taxol which is encapsulated in Lipid that has been shown to be more effective than Taxol alone since it is absorbed more effectively, has a longer half-life and has […]

Jeff Trent, Doug Holiday and TGen

November 9, 2006 from Don | Encouraging Times, The Whole Story | Comments Off on Jeff Trent, Doug Holiday and TGen

This seems to be a pattern the last few weeks- falling to sleep about 11PM then waking between 1AM and 3AM after a number of very distinct dreams.Tonight’s dreams were particularly joyful. I was in Doug Lee’s Office in the Puget Sound Cancer Center receiving my Chemotherapy. There were a combination of nurses, family and […]

Processing the Paraffin Block

November 15, 2006 from Don | The Whole Story | Comments Off on Processing the Paraffin Block

Hey Don, Just to make sure you know – we received today your paraffin block – we are expediting the studies. I am reading the e-mail traffic and praying for you. Praise the Lord! JT Dr. Jeffrey Trent President and Scientific Director Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) 445 North Fifth Street, Suite 600 Phoenix, Arizona¬† […]

Here is the latest news. I asked Skip if he could craft e-mail updates so we can keep everyone informed. I know this would be a burden for Heather so it is great that Skip is willing to help us. I had another CT scan at 9AM this morning that is required for the Taxoprexin […]

Heather and I met with my Oncologist Dr Doug Lee today. As you know from my earlier update I was accepted into the Taxoprexin Phase 3 study. I was randomized in the study today, as required and I will be on Taxol and not Taxoprexin. While this is not what we hoped for it is […]

Chemotherapy Begins

November 17, 2006 from Skip | The Whole Story | Comments Off on Chemotherapy Begins

Here’s the latest from Don. Saturday and most of Sunday were fine, until early this evening when his temperature hit 101F. We’re grateful the infection was taken care of immediately, and that he’s home. For a while it appeared he might have to stay at the hospital tonight, but the IV antibiotics worked well, and […]

Chemotherapy Finally Begins

November 17, 2006 from Don | Encouraging Times, Quick Overview, The Whole Story | Comments Off on Chemotherapy Finally Begins

After my chemo on Friday I felt great and felt good Saturday as well. Today I was feeling a little flu-like and about 5:30PM I started to get a temperature. Doug Lee (Oncologist) had told me if my temperature ever hit 101 I needed to get to the hospital within 2 hours for IV antibiotics. […]

Here’s the latest from Don.¬† Saturday and most of Sunday were fine, until early this evening. We’re grateful the infection was taken care of immediately, and that he’s home. For a while it appeared he might have to stay at the hospital tonight, but the antibiotics worked well, and they released him. He looked good […]

Off to the Hospital

November 19, 2006 from Don | Discouraging Times, Hospitalization, The Whole Story, Ups and Downs | Comments Off on Off to the Hospital

After my chemo on Friday I felt great and felt good Saturday as well. Today I was feeling a little flu-like and about 5:30PM I started to get a temperature. Doug Lee (Oncologist) had told me if my temperature ever hit 101 I needed to get to the hospital within 2 hours for IV antibiotics. […]

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