Thursday, August 23, 2012

Not much to report

I saw Dr. Kipps in late July, and he said he was pleased with my current status.  I do have lots of nodes, but they all seem to have shrunk, as far as he could tell based upon a manual manipulation of the nodal areas.  My biggest problem still is the abdominal area, and he couldn't tell much in that region without a scan.  Dr. Coutre wants me to have my next scan at the end of the year.  So we have to get together on a date for that one.  In the meantime, I'll see Dr. Kipps in January, 2013.

So, I supppose no news is good news.

I did ask Dr. Kipps about the ROR vaccine that would be created to perhaps 'cure' CLL.  He said that they are looking for a 2014 start date for a trial, since they have to jump through a lot of hoops with the FDA and other organizations.  You know, 'first do no harm'.  So that is good news, though I wish they would start sooner than two years from now.  But I guess we must be patient...

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