Heath Update – August 16

There are some updates you never think you’re going to have to write, and this is one of them. I went to Atlanta with the intention of a bone marrow transplant that would put me in total remission. But that was not to be my journey. My MDS has progressed to acute myeloid leukemia. It has not responded to multiple rounds of chemotherapy. In fact, the number of cancer cells actually increased after the last round. This unfortunately means a transplant is no longer an option and would not be successful. We have discussed all of our options and any further treatment or clinical trials would cause more harm than good. So, I have decided to return home to spend as long as I may have building memories with my family, with my friends, and with my cats. The doctors say I likely have three to six months, but I know my God is a lot bigger than any medical prognosis. Until it is His time for me, nothing can harm me. And when the time comes, I will be in the arms of the Savior who spoke the world into existence. And that is enough for me to know.