Sunday, August 14, 2011
Dr. Burt was recently interviewed on air regarding the ASSIST study, and a link is provided here for those interested. The interview once again reviews the phenomenal results this study has shows as compared to any other prior intervention with aggressive systemic scleroderma.
I return to Chicago late this month for a reevaluation. I'm feeling pretty well overall, although I still have symptoms of disease. The transplant didn't "cure" me but my life is vastly improved. My biggest complaints remain my shortness of breath and my joint pain.
I'm heading to my first horse show in more than a year this week. I'm pretty nervous, as Costa and I have not really figured each other out. It will be a lot of work to get there, I'm sure, but I want to enjoy this opportunity to go out and have some fun, see my friends, and share in the excitement of a horse show.
Then it's on to Yosemite to remember the life of Steve's brother, Dale, who passed away from a brain tumor nearly 10 years ago. We call it, "Lunch with Dale," our annual pilgrimage to his favorite site. Nothing like perspective to make you appreciate the gift of a good day.
Here's hoping you are enjoying one, as well. :)