A big thank you to all who are praying! I have just completed two rounds of full dosage "induction therapy" of the drug that I have been receiving maintenance doses of for several years now. Due to the lessening of my symptoms of a second relapse, it appears that the cancer is responding once again - a medical breakthrough, really. There is still no standard treatment for this rare and aggressive lymphoma, and the fact that it is responding is a miracle of sorts, brought about by your faithful prayers. Here is an article which describes AngioImmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma. They do not give a prognosis, as it is uniformly "poor"
Trishie, those prayers are the sole reason that I am still here! My doctor, a researcher at an internationally renowned cancer organization, and assistant professor of hematology at the adjacent university, is not a religious man. He calls my case a miracle. Your try at prayer is enough!
Yes Jim, just over a year. Tony's attitude is very positive. He even insisted upon remaining home when his wife was in hospital for 10 days recently. We were shocked at how bad her walking was in January, but she is now on cortisone having been diagnosed with Polymyositis.
She looks much better since her days in hospital. She's pleased to have the right diagnosis after many tests and ongoing pain.
The other news we were pleased about concerns another sister who with her husband has a property near rainforest. They both have tick-borne Lymes disease, however, thankfully they will recover after months of antibiotics as the disease hasn't reached chronic stage.
Family concerns have used most of my energy in recent months.
Yes, Jim, Tony regards his situation as a miracle even though most of the day he is in his wheelchair.
But you. I hope you are happy and as well as possible
Profound thanks once again to all who pray. The clinical trials nurse who has been with me along this journey for approaching five years, called yesterday and advised me that my CT scans from this past Monday revealed no evidence of disease. A miracle brought about through your prayers. Amen.