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OCNJ 10 Miler & Ibrutinib

My first full week with my new oral chemo had me feeling good enough to jump into the Ocean City New Jersey 10 miler. And I felt beyond great. It was just a perfect day with much to be thankful for. Especially my wife Mary Grace for always being ….. everything. I could never do what [...]
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Hope, Belief, Trust, and Science

For over 12 years I’ve lived with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. There  is no cure for this chronic blood cancer today. When things go well, you strive to manage the disease and treat it with conventional therapies when symptoms become problematic. Remission is the perpetual goal. And for over 12 years, we’ve done just that. With [...]
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Day 5 with Ibrutinib

Well, I am most ecstatic to give this update on what is now day 5 of my new chemo drug, Ibrutinib. While proven to be quite effective, there are a number of possible side effects associated with this drug. The keyword for me so far is “possible” because I have felt little to zero side [...]
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A New Chapter

For 12 years I’ve managed my CLL by reacting to flare ups and relapses with periodic chemo treatments using drugs like Bendeka, Fludara, and Rituxan, and megadoses of steroids like Decadron, Prednidone. That accounted for 54 rounds of toxic chemo and God only knows how many steroid cycles over those 12 years. I experienced another flare [...]
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