Thank you to everyone for all of the continued support. It feels like the never ending journey!
Andrew had round 7 yesterday, which went smoothly -- in at 9, out by 2. He wasn't sure that his platelets would be at chemo-safe levels in time to get treatment, but he just squeaked by, thank goodness. Now we're anxiously waiting for the crash which should happen this weekend. The goal is to stay out of the hospital! He's promised to just rest a lot this week, as we both want to finish up as quickly as possible. It's hard to believe that it's finally coming to an end -- we're scheduled to do the 8th and final round on May 21st. Our lovely oncologist, Dr. E (or as we still call her, Lisa Loeb) has gone out for 8 weeks to have her baby. We're happy for her (her first baby), but also sad that she'll miss the last round. She helped us through so much anxiety and so many difficult decisions when we first arrived at Albany Med. We don't really know who we'll be seeing for the end visits, but the whole group consults (at "tumor board" ), so whoever it is will be familiar with our case. Unfortunately, Andrew's case was far from typical, so we're pretty well known there now. Andrew is now feeling good and healthy other than the constant fatigue. He's really looking forward to wrapping up this chemo and getting strong again.
I've decided to participate in a "lymphomathon" 5K walk to benefit the Lymphoma Research Foundation. They are a fantastic organization, and an invaluable support to lymphoma sufferers and their families. During Andrew's treatment, I spent an insane amount of time on their website gathering resources and information. The lymphomathon is on June 2nd, on Long Island, NY. Anyone is welcome to join our team "the Mac Daddies" and walk with us. It's held at an absolutely gorgeous 200 acre estate, and the course winds through lovely wooded areas and gardens. I can't guarantee that Andrew will be there -- it all depends on how he feels after round 8 (he may be crashing), but I'll be there with the boys and family members. Please join us if you're able, to celebrate the end of this madness.
You must register to join the walk -- here is the link to our page: