Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Back from Seattle

On June 10th I saw Dr. Reddy at Kaiser and she was very pleased with my numbers. All remains normal. I will be stopping all oral medication at the end of the month and the next Rituxan infusion will be in August. It's working well and the latest news is there are several new monoclonal antibodies coming on the market that may prove to be even more affective than Rituxan. So all is looking well.

Anna and I got back from our vacation to Seattle a few days ago. Here's a brief look at the trip in pictures:

Stranded by MUNI at Church Street while on the way to AmTrak.

My nephew Dylan is quite the photographer. We spent a morning showing off our gear. After 22 hours on a train it was nice to spend some time with family.

The big event of the week was the high school graduation of my nephew Ethan (Dylan's brother). Anna caught me photographing Ethan as he negotiated dinner plans with his mother.

I got a shot of Anna with Dylan and Ethan. I can't tell you how proud Anna and I are of those very special young men.

Breakfast at Gilbert's with the family. I had never seen such a stack of hotcakes in my life.

Photographing Dylan's hockey practice.

A photo outing with the family on the Island. Our last day in Washington.

Until next time, stay well and be happy. - Dave


Judi A. Gorski said...

Hi Dave, Welcome home and so happy to hear that you an Anna are well. I was very concerned about your well-being because my calls and emails to Anna were unanswered and my scheduled Tuesday visit with her didn't happen. I'm happy to see that you both look fine and that your trip to Washington was good. Steve is off his crutches and back driving himself to work. I'm back in town from his Aunt's NJ trial -- her case settled. It would be great to meet up with you two soon. Please tell Anna to get in touch when she can find some time. Best to you both. --judi

Anonymous said...


I have CLL as well and was dx in May 2008. I have a felling like everyday is the first day of the flu - tired, joint pain and very lathargic. I read in a previous post about a letter you recieved from Dr. Keating about this would you be willing to share the full text of the letter or perhaps tell me how I can get more information. My hemo/onc says there is nothing in my blood to indicate fatigue but I have it and its so bad that it even effects my ability to drive. I really need some help with this and would appreciate anything you can offer so that I can take it to my doctor for help or find another Dr. who can treat this part of the disease. I can be reached at this e-mail:

Anonymous said...

Welcome home!