Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Waiting on scans

Hi! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Kelly's mom, grandma Ruby, sister, brother, and their families came to Wauwatosa for the weekend, which was a lot of fun. Then my parents swung up from Chicago for a few days after the holiday, so we got to see them too. The weather largely cooperated with everyone's travel plans and I think a good time was had by all. : )

This past Monday, Kelly and I drove down to Chicago to visit Dr. Jon Richards. He is running a clinical trial that I hope to start soon. He made a good impression on all of us (my parents rode along with us). Before I can start the trial, I have to do some CT scans and get an EKG. I did the scans today and do the EKG this coming Monday. I'll keep you posted about when the cycle of treatments will begin. It doesn't sound too bad: one infusion every three weeks for 60 or 90 minutes. I don't know any specifics yet, but I do know I don't want to try comforting a baby during an infusion or driving myself back to Milwaukee after an infusion. For that reason, I may need some help on the days I go down for my treatments. If anyone is interested and able to be my driver and Finn's babysitter during my trips down to Chicago, please let me know. We can take my van and I'll buy you lunch!

One last totally unrelated note I've been meaning to add to the blog for several weeks: my cousin's husband, Michael Ray Tyler, is a professional musician in Las Vegas. Many of you have heard Michael perform and know how good he is. He has just released his latest CD of light jazz music. Doubleclick the picture above for details about how you can get a copy for yourself.



michelle wait said...

Thanks for the update Jeff. I wonder how soon after you get your tests back you'll begin the treatment? I'm really looking forward to getting Michael's cd. I know it's gonna be a good one. Take care. I love you,

Katie Clancy said...

Hi Jeff,
Mark me down as a possible volunteer for the driving. Do you know what the dates are yet? If you have a date when I am in town, or I can coordinate, I would be happy to do it. I could also meet a driver at the doctors to help with Finn. Glad you guys had a great Thanksgiving. Talk soon