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Posted 2019-07-10T19:13:00Z

July Update

Hi all

Well, had a bit of a set-back -- on Saturday, June 22, 2019, we went to the International Norton Rally at the Juniper campground which is right by the Michigan International Speedway. A couple of photos are included with this post. On Monday morning we went to U of M for scheduled blood work. Later that day I heard from Dr. Gadgeel that I was dehydrated, and he wanted me to go in for fluids the next day, which I did.  We had to drive all the way to 14 Mile Road and Northwestern, one of the Beaumont oncology offices.  On Wednesday, June 25 I woke up with a very bad headache.  Dr. Gadgeel called me, just to check up on me and requested I go to Royal Oak Beaumont emergency immediately. We did.  I was given fluids and was released because no fever and blood work looked good.  They also did a CT scan of the brain because of the headache which also came back normal. [...]

Posted 2019-06-15T14:20:00Z

Grand kids are my life and joy!


On Wednesday, June 12, 2019 we met with Dr. Gadgeel at U of M Medical Center.  He was very pleased to tell me that the tumors (rib, lymph nodes and kidney) had decreased in size since the April 29, 2019 CT scan.  He was very happy with the results.  He has decided to see me on a regular basis and to personally manage all my treatments and medications (with the approval of Dr. Balaraman,) Royal Oak Beaumont Oncologist.  I am a “case study” for the university and very happy to have him. [...]

Posted 2019-05-29T22:20:00Z

May Update

Good evening all....

Hope everyone had a good Memorial Day weekend.  We had a wonderful time with the Fulks and Kondrat family (cousins). Could not ask for a better support system with all my family and friends. [...]

Posted 2019-05-17T20:06:25Z

May Update


Today, Thursday, May 16, 2019 I went to see Dr. Balaraman, my oncologist.  The appointment was a follow-up to discuss side effects from the Xalkori chemotherapy pill and the week stay in the hospital – totally unexpected! [...]