Welcome to Jeff's Daily Update. I've started this blog as a way for Jeff to leave regular updates about his progress and for family and friends who are far away to stay informed.
As most of you already know, on January 11, 2007 Jeff was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastacized Melanoma that has spread to his liver and kidney. His oncologist encouraged our decision to seek additional/alternative treatments at the M.D Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas in Houston. Jeff and I are leaving from Chicago on Monday, January 15th to fly to Houston. His appointments at M.D. Anderson are on Tuesday and Wednesday. Jeff's parents, Mary and Gary, will be holding down the fort in Milwaukee. We do not yet know when we will be home. We hope to receive M.D. Anderson's treatment recommendation while we are in Houston and that they will immediately implement it. In the meantime, thank you all for your very generous prayers and offers of support and assistance. I'm sure that we will begin taking you up on them as we transition into our new routine. Until then, please check back for frequent updates and feel free to leave your comments!