Friday, November 09, 2012

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.


Best Ed

14 comments:

John Platt said...

Wow, Ed. My best wishes to you.

Courtney Joyner said...

Ed - all prayers and thoughts are with you; sounds like you've got a great new battle plan. I'm no stranger to this, so keep fighting the good fight.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Mr. Gorman, my prayers and best wishes are with you for a speedy and complete recovery. Good luck with your new regimen. It takes a great deal of courage and mental strength to be able to sit down and post this.

Cap'n Bob said...

Hearing things like this sends an icy jolt through me. All my wishes for a full recovery to you.

Troy D. Smith said...

Sending prayers and good vibes, Ed.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Ed-glad to see a new game plan is in place. I have had thryoid problems for fifteen years and the weight gain that goes with it. Actually, I worry about taking that medication for so long.
We ALL think about you everyday, wondering how you are.

Todd Mason said...

All told, though, this sounds like good, if exhausting, news. May all work well and less tiringly from here on out!

Mathew Paust said...

Sounds like great news that you're good for the stem-cell procedure. The news alone must take a load off your mind. Yet one more reason to celebrate Obama's win, as the forces of darkness might have outlawed stem cell treatment.

Richard S. Wheeler said...

You are doing all you can, with courage and grace. I hope it is effective, and this is the start of a good chapter.

Cullen Gallagher said...

Your name has come up a lot here at NoirCon, Ed. Wishing you all the best. Stay strong! And take care.

Martin Edwards said...

Ed, my very warmest wishes to you in dealing with these challenges. Like everyone else I so hope to hear positive news from you in due course.

michael said...

Mr. Gorman, good to have you back blogging. From what i hear, that Mayo clinic is top and if they have a plan that is good news. Wishing you all the best!

Scott said...

Best wishes.

Bill Carlin said...

Hope all goes well, Ed. The Mayo gets a terrific reputation and I've spoken to patients and staff who confirm that. My thoughts will be with you.