Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Bland Update

Team Miner,

How's that for an exciting title? Just draws you in and makes you want to read more, no?

Well, it turns out that I am quite a bit busier than I expected working (part-time). I have a sneaking suspicion that these blog posts are going become more and more occasional with time. I have a lot of things to write about: just very little available time to do so.

But here's the update. Jeff's bone marrow is all recovered from the final round of R-EPOCH. He's feeling pretty good and has the white blood cell counts of a "normal" person. I think his hair is even starting to grow back. The oncologist has scheduled his last two rounds of chemo for October 3 and October 23, with the stated goal of having him done with treatment by Halloween. [Actual dates for these in-patient admissions are subject to change, as usual, but expect to receive an e-mail from the Lotsa site inviting you to visit Jeff in the hospital soon if you are part of that community.] 

Following these final rounds, he will have another PET scan, to be followed thereafter by PET scans every 6 months for two years, then followed by annual scans. If anyone knows a fabulous oncologist specializing in lymphoma at Vanderbilt, we'd love to hear about them...

In other news, we are in the process of sleep training Lydia. Never a dull moment chez Miner, just dull blog posts.  Womp womp.


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