Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Sorry it has taken me so long to give an update. Right now I am spending some time down in Houston with my parents (have been here for a little over a week) for a couple of reasons.
  1. The PI3K clinical trial that I am still trying to qualify for calls for a significant time investment down here upon start up.
  2. I have been feeling not so well lately and am needing a little help in the care department. And since Anna has to work all day and the kids are at school, I felt I might be able to get myself better care with my mother's help.

This past Wednesday I was tested again to see if I qualify for the PI3K trial, but failed because my red blood cell count had dropped again to a below-acceptable level. So I got another blood transfusion on Thursday, had a reaction to the transfusion starting on Friday afternoon, and spent most of Saturday in extreme pain. The fun just doesn't stop.

I have been trying to keep my weight up as I have dropped down in the low 150's. Trying to get some form of exercise each day even if it is ever so diminutive in quantity. I find that if I push it too hard, I pay for it severely the next day.

Thanks to all of you for your continued prayers and support. And a big thanks goes out to mom and dad, my wife and kids, and my little brother. With all of your help, we will still turn this train around.