Saturday, March 22, 2014

March Madness

March Madness is underway. UCLA won their first game and Duke lost their first game. Both good results. We have a Blood Cancer Bracket Challenge going with 70 participants. My bracket is crap after two days of games.  Half of the money is going to the LLS and the other half goes to 1st, 2nd and 3rd.  70 participants at $20 each means we're sending $700 to the LLS and dividing the remaining $700 among the top 3.  That is a good amount of money.

I'm wrapping up my two break from treatment. Tuesday will be day one of cycle 2 of Treanda the Sequel. As I said in the previous post, test results after the first cycle showed positive results. I am anticipating more good results next month.

Thursday night Leslie and I went out for sushi. We ran into friends at the restaurant. Last night, I met an old friend, David Olivo, at Buffalo Wild Wings to watch the UCLA game. Before kids and marriage, and before being old, we used to watch a lot of sports together and have a lot of beers together.  Our beer intake is much reduced, but it really felt like a total slice of normalcy.  That alone made me real happy. Two nights in a row of regular living. Very nice indeed.

A reminder that on May 26, with my family, we're doing a 10k to raise funds for myeloma research. In this case the funds are going to the Institute for Myeloma and Bone Cancer Research.  Here's the link if you'd like to donate:

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