Tuesday, September 23, 2008

9/22/08 Doctor Visit Report

We visited with Terry's doctor Monday and learned a bit more info. Terry has been progressively getting worse, but not at the speed he did earlier this year, so we are happy that this disease is taking it's time right now. The best prognosis we have at this point is that by the middle or end of November he will begin his next set of treatments. His next appointment is November 11, so we will know more then. This next treatment will be once a day for 5 days every 4 weeks for 6 months. Then it will be much like after each set of treatments he has had previously, in that we just wait it out until he progressively worsens again and when he gets bad enough they will do the stem cell transplant. Doctor thought maybe a year from now, so the timing is looking better than we had originally thought. It is good that Terry will be able to work through his spring planting next year, and hopefully into his harvest. We'll see. By then we will all be another year older and wiser too. :) We'll continue to keep you informed as we learn more.

The doctor's big concern was for Dennis - she said, "keep him healthy..., no mountain climbing or motorcycle riding for him..., no smoking or drinking :).... We are lucky to have him and we need him healthy!" She reminded us that not everyone is lucky enough to have a matching sibling, so we are feeling blessed. Again, Thank you! to all of our wonderful family!

Be assured that, for us, the harvest season will continue, the wedding plans will continue, the construction plans will continue, and the schooling, sports, church, and miscellaneous activities of the family will continue as planned for the next couple months.

2 comments:

The Bruces said...

oh so glad you found our blog. my mom said you had one but i never knew what it was. she also told me about terrys upcoming surgery good luck with that and we will keep you in our prayers.

Kings said...

we're happy you found the blog! we are so happy that you have found a match. hope everything goes well!