To: Family & Friends

Date: May 25, 2015

Subject: Treatment Update

This was originally an email written to my family and friends on the date above. I decided to make these public in the event they may be helpful to someone in the future who is embarking on a similar journey to mine.

Hi Everyone,

I know it’s been a little while since I’ve sent an update, but happily that is because there hasn’t been much to report. I am still on the same clinical trial, and had a scan a month back that showed some tumor growth and some tumor shrinkage – this is what they refer to as “stable disease”. I’m still tolerating the treatment pretty well.

That said, my doctor is a little concerned about some growth we’re seeing in one of my lymph nodes and we’re starting to take steps towards a different treatment so that we’re prepared in the event that my next scan shows more tumor growth than we’re comfortable with.

So that’s pretty much where things are.

I’m having good days and bad days. It’s harder for me to do physical things – probably no golf for me in the foreseeable future, and even long walks can be a challenge. However, I’ve been able to focus enough on my good days to tinker a bit on the computer and make some progress building a web app I’ve wanted to create for a while.

I’m also enjoying spending time with the family, and am looking forward to some trips to visit family in Seattle and Minnesota this summer. Caitlin and I are reading quite a bit together, and she’s getting better and better at reading things for herself.

I’ll let you all know if/when things change with my treatment.

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