Monthly Archives: August 2012

Round Three – Advantage BROWN

First let me share the good news. Rounds one and two were so successful that my Doctor gave the green light to administer today’s treatment as a “rapid infusion”. To give you some perspective, it took us close to 5 hours tocomplete round one a couple of weeks ago. Last week’s session finished in 4 [...]
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Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge

This is pretty cool… I have been selected as a semi-finalist in Philly Mag’s Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge.  I was nominated by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Marketing Manager, Gregory Seitter, for my efforts with Team in Training and LLS.  The Philadelphia Magazine editors then selected the top 16, one of which was [...]
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Round Two – ME Again

Just finished up the second of six rounds of Rituxan. All went very well this morning and we even finished up a little faster than last week. Midway through treatment I received an email from Ethan Zohn with some words of encouragement. He then asked the magic question…. “Are you running home”? I did the responsible [...]
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Net Impact Emmy Nod

I found out this morning that the feature story that Comcast Sportsnet did on me a few months back for their show Net Impact has been nominated for an Emmy. That’s pretty cool news. Winners will be announced on September 22nd. Kudos to Gregg Murphy, Neal Slotkin, and everyone at Comcast Sportsnet who played a part in the production.
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Round One Decision Goes to – ME

Today's Rituxan infusion went off without a hitch. My favorite nurse took good care of me and we actually finished a little earlier than expected. Rituxan needs to be infused very slowly with me to avoid a number of negative reactions so i expected to be much later than we were. I am happy to report that all went well. I feel just a little beat up this evening but this should pass overnight.
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Hit Me Again

I had an appointment with my oncolodoc the other day. This one was at my request because some of my Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia symptoms that reappeared a few months ago and were previously tamed by the steroid decadron are back again. And we knew that the steroids would probably only be a temporary solution before we would need to call in some bigger guns and take a few doses of some chemo. We just weren't sure how temporary.
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