This past week I've learned so much. Much about myself, where I am in life, but mostly of all about my support system and how cared for my family and I are by all of you. This has been the most difficult week in our lives, but your support, prayers, messages, and love have made it as tolerable as possible for Sam, Caleb, and me, and for that we're grateful to you.[...]
Jerome Jimenez - Journal
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Hello everyone, aside from my first post, this was my most hardest post to write, because with it comes the most difficult news.
Last time I shared, I was hoping to get onto a clinical trial, but my liver numbers were too elevated. I drank lots of water, retook the test on Friday 9/16, and still had no luck as my numbers (AST and ALT) although significantly improved, were still not within threshold.[...]
A few hours ago I posted about the new clinical trial, and how the first step was that they would screen my blood markers to ensure I was within safe limits. I just received a call from my Nurse and the Trial Coordinator, and it appears that two of my blood markers are elevated to the point where I cannot participate in the clinical trial. My AST and ALT markers in my liver are too elevated.[...]
Last week, I got a call from the SCCA scheduler saying that I will be having an appointment on Tuesday, 9/13 with Doctor Harris. I was't sure what it was for, either a standard checkup or to move forward on the new clinical trial.[...]
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