Saturday, December 21, 2013


All week, I've been thinking about last week's trip to Minnesota. Still not sure how to summarize it in this blog.The thoughtfulness and caring shown by the Vikings was absolutely mind blowing and so impactful. I've been on a high all week. I also want to thank the YMCA for their role in making this happening. And I can't forget to mention my brother Seth. He's a superstar.  It was so great getting a chance to spend some quality time with him. He's forever in the great big brother column.

This week was back to reality. Maintenance chemo yesterday. The dex crash should be in full force by tomorrow. Today is my monthly 24 hour urine collection. With the up coming holidays, it was tough getting an appointment with Dr Berenson, so I'm skipping this month. It's a calculated move on my part. I'm assuming my numbers are steady or improved and we're continuing on the same program. Hashtag fingers crossed.

 Dr Phan had his annual open house/ holiday party today. Pictures below. Also,while in Minnesota I met Greg Coleman, former Vikings punter and current radio broadcaster who really went all out, and Daunte Culpepper, former Vikings great quarterback. They signed my doctor's note from Phan, shown below. That puppy will be framed and serve as motivation forever. Check it out.

Me and Seth

Kicking it in the owner's office

Adrian Peterson aka Purple Jesus aka All Day aka one of greatest ever

Signed doctor's note from Greg Coleman and Daunte Culpepper. #StayUp

Nurse Krsytal. The best

Juanita. In full remission!

Dr Phan and his wife Anne


  1. Got your mom teary eyed.
    And I'm a very lucky mom!!

  2. Looks like you guys had a great time! PS Purple Jesus looks bigger in real life.

  3. This amazing and so inspiring! My grandfather was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2010 and was given very few months to live. However, he was so determined and fought for a year and a half. Before his came back with a vengeance. I remember watching him go through everything. It's not easy. This is a type of illness that needs to be brought more attention. It is becoming more known now days. It's so sad to hear of people having this knowing what I saw what happened with my Gramps and the heartbreak it brought upon my family. I applaud you for doing this. You are standing up for all those who cannot. God Bless you for being such an outstanding achiever. Simply amazing! :)


Berenson Oncology Success Rate

 Some reading about my myeloma specialist's success rate. A press release and an article from Targeted Oncology.