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Posted 2018-12-10T20:00:53Z

December 10th, 2018

Hello everyone.

I wanted to give an update on my progress.  Things are going very well, I am still in remission!  Each day that goes by that I remain in remission increases the odds that I stay in remission.  After two years in remission my odds are great that it will stay that way.  My immune system is back into the normal range.  Like everything, there is a range of normal for all your bodily systems, white blood cells, red blood cell, platelets and 40 others things they can test for.  Right now my systems are on the low end of the normal range for many items.  This bothers me for a few reasons.  I am competitive and don't want to be on the low range of anything.  I assume that being on the high end of normal is probably better, although my doctor has not told me this is the case.  Lastly, I dont know where any of these values were pre-cancer /  treatment, so I will never know if I got back to my normal...frustrating.

I have been keeping a pretty stress free pace since this summer.  Karen and I have started getting into an exercise routine which is starting to show signs of payoff.  We took a trip to New Orleans to visit Grant at Tulane last month.  We decided to stay down south for a couple weeks since we have never been down south.  We drove from New Orleans to Savannah Georgia via Alabama and Mississippi.  Spent a few days in Savannah, drove to Hilton Head South Carolina, and went back to New Orleans via Florida.  It was a great trip, cool places to visit, but it confirms the NW is were we belong.

I wanted to thank everyone for their support of my team in the "Light the Night" event. Together we raised $1,500 to go toward Leukemia research....Thank you very much!  It was a wet night for an event, but it was great for me to see all the survivors.  I will do it again next year.

I hope all of you are doing well and have a happy holiday.

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Comments (6)

  • Julie Dorr
    Julie Dorr

    Fantastic news Kevin! Thank you for sharing. Sounds like a wonderful trip as well.

    9 months ago · Reply
  • Frank Klein
    Frank Klein

    Nice to hear from you Kevin. Kit and I have been looking at exploring some of the same areas of our Country. Good for you to set your compass and have goals, but don’t worry about it much. 99% of the things we stress about never happen. This advice was one of the best perspectives ever given to me. Stay in the moment and accept the gifts.

    9 months ago · Reply
  • 1PosthopeDiana Cameron
    1PosthopeDiana Cameron

    Thanks for the update Kevin- great news!!!

    9 months ago · Reply
  • Paul Notti
    Paul Notti

    Great news Kevin. the travel sounds great and inspiring. Saw Grant at Thanksgiving. He looks great. Yaay McCalls!

    9 months ago · Reply
  • Suzi Blackman
    Suzi Blackman

    This is the best holiday news. Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season and that you have a happy and healthy 2019. It looks like you are on your way to great 2019. Bruce and I are sending you hugs from Kansas City. I am glad your fundraiser went so well. We were happy to contribute and be part of that.

    9 months ago · Reply
  • Marissa Essex
    Marissa Essex

    Sounds like good news! Glad you're taking time to enjoy travel, too. And agreed, NW is the Best!

    9 months ago · Reply