For the past 20 or more years we’ve made Valentine’s Day our family “gift-exchange” celebration (instead of doing it at Christmas). We haven’t always been able to do it on the 14th but it’s been a fun tradition.
As it turns out, this year I get to plan a romantic Valentine’s escape just with my bride of 37+ years!! And not just anywhere! We’re going to New York City. And the Metropolitan Opera.
I haven’t been the greatest Romeo so I’m really thankful I get this chance to “make up” for years of neglect!!
Yes, I’m scheduled for a pre-exam with the doctor who heads up the clinical trial on Tuesday, Feb 11. If all goes well I’ll be having a thorough exam (biopsy, ekg, bloodwork, etc) on the 13th. If all goes well with that, I’ll be a Panobinostat guinea pig hoping to prove that this new medication CURES primary myelofibrosis.
Meanwhile, I’m so grateful to be free of pain in the spleen. I have had to start a new series of antibiotic for a cough that borders on pneumonia. I’m also able to get in some computer work and administrative support at the Refuge!! What a change!