Thanks to everyone who supported Floyd and Orion's Light the Night campaign. The virtual San Francisco Light the Night walk was a great success. We will keep raising money so we can cure AML (and all blood cancers) once and for all.

Walkin' Along in the (Re)mission in the Sun

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We just assume that it goes:

  1. AML - oh no!
  2. Induction chemo - ugh, but ok...
  3. Remission - yay
  4. Consolidation chemo - no biggie
  5. Stem-cell marrow transplant - it's tough but it's the only way
  6. Recovery
  7. Cure!
Well, that 3rd step -- Remission -- is crucial.  Without it, you have to repeat step 2 (like I had to do the first time around -- see December 2010 blog entries for the gory details)

So this is what I heard from Dr. Damon today.  BIG LETTERS INTENTIONAL!


Great news – you are in complete (MRD negative) remission by examination under the microscope and by a sensitive test called flow cytometry (still await your chromosome tests.) Monday’s CBC looked great. I’ll reach out to Marin re consolidation.


So we're onto step 4 which should be simple out-patient chemo at Marin Cancer Care here and there leading up to December transplant.

In the meantime, the remodel continues, Floyd's got a double-header this Saturday, I'm going to TXR Sunday afternoon (final show?), and Phish Halloween webcasts-a-plenty this weekend.

And the sun is out!

View from our sun/Peloton room -- gotta start riding again!

iwkia...a



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  1. YOU ARE IN COMPLETE REMISSION!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ

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  2. Wishing you lots of good luck John, this is fantastics. Will keep following

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  3. Negative MRD is what we want! achieving full success in the induction is a great sign for future success. keep it going! The drill is a miracle, they once tried 3 times (!!!) in 3 different places to get enough sample, and then brought the drill which worked like a charm. I think the drill creates a slightly bigger hole, but who cares? it was so fast.

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  4. Yes!!! Freakn awesome!! Hope to see you soon!

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  5. GREAT POST BUD!!! Keep up with the KIA!!!

    Sending Love and Light your way... :-)

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