Wednesday, August 12, 2009

MD Anderson

I have now had the chance to sit down with the doctor at MD Anderson. It was an encouraging visit. We discussed my history and my current condition and then he went over a number of possible treatments that he might recommend. All of which have their pros and cons, but many appear to offer promising results. I won't bore you with the details of the various options.

At this point he is going to discuss my case with the rest of the melanoma department on Monday in their team meeting and get back to us by the middle of next week with what they would recommend. Depending on the treatment there is the possibility of administering at least some of the treatment in SLC which is encouraging.

When we know more next week we'll run another update.

I can't say enough thanks to everyone for the support and kindness that has been extended to our family. It is very appreciated!


Jardinefamily said...

It was good to see you and Allison on saturday night. We are huge fan's of your brother, Paul. We had heard about your cancer just the day before. You and Allison seem so positive and strong. Please let us know what we can do to help. We would love for your boys to play with ours anytime. I know there must be lots of travel, MD visits that Allison may want to attend. Let us know. Anytime.

Kathryn said...

I am so glad the visit went well and is encouraging...good news! Hang in there! Know there are LOTS of people who love you and are cheering you and your family on...

Catherine said...

We are praying for you every day cuz!
Dave and Catherine Frazier

ghd3 said...

Thanks for the update Ben, though I'm sure most of your reading public wouldn't mind the details (you won't bore us). :)

We'll continue to hope for the best and will look forward to hearing more next week when you know more. Glad it was an encouraging visit. We're praying for you!


old school said...

Ben, I was shocked to hear your news. I wish you and your family the best. I'm looking forward to you beating the cancer and spending some more days in the backcountry with you. Best wishes

Jon S.

RIch said...

Ben, Allison and family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
All the best,
Rich Owens and family

roamingjones said...

Best wishes to you and your family. We'll remember you in our prayers.


Jane Durham said...

Adding our thoughts and prayers to the list, we love you guys! Such a shock, but there couldn't be a tougher family. We'll be in touch.
Ben and Jane Durham, Peter, and the Curtis Family

Anonymous said...

Ben and Allison - you are in our prayers! Christine and George Durham

Courtney said...

We love you! And are mindful of you in our prayers. Please let me know if there is anything that I can personally do to help! I would love to!

RLRP said...

Well, I think a decent sized chunk of the SL valley and many regions beyond are all focused on you guys - praying for you, thinking of you, wanting to help; and that certainly includes us. Please, bore us with the details. We're with you!

Amy said...

Ben and Allison,

We have been thinking of you and praying for you since we heard the news. We love you!

Keep fighting!

Amy and Jason