Just back from Mayo
Three days of the most intensive health-testing procedures I've ever had. Exhausting physically and mentally. All to see if I was strong enough to survive and prosper from a Stem Cell Transplant. Conclusion: the cancer has significantly advanced into bone but not bone marrow. So: completely different approach with types of cancer meds, complete change in diet (need to drop 20-25 pounds), aggressive exercise program and a rethink of the first cancer I had which was thyroid and which for years has been causing (Mayo feels now) both my considerable weight gain and terrible fatigue. All this directed to my March 1, 2013 Stem Cell Transplant up there.
Thank you everybody for all your supportive e mails and best wishes. I really appreciate it.