Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Getting Started

Jayme and I met with the nurse practitioner at the KC Cancer Center yesterday to find out the protocol for his chemo. We will see Dr Myron at 10:15 tomorrow and then Jayme will hang out for a few more hours and receive his first round. His "chemo cocktail" consists of 3 different kinds, two will be infused by IV tomorrow and the third is a pill taken daily for three weeks. He is scheduled to have chemo at the center every 3 weeks, up to 6-8 rounds. He will have labs drawn and see the oncologist weekly during this timetable.

He continues to amaze me with his focus on nutrition and exercise, and the most incredible attitude I have ever witnessed. He inspires me daily.

All the Findlay kids and grandkids will be here at some point this weekend and nothing makes us happier. Now if we could get a couple of Jayhawk victories, all would be good in the world!


  1. Jayme - Knock 'em dead on Round 1 today! Just like a prize-fighter! And then you will have this first treatment behind you. Enjoy basketball starting tonight and through the weekend - and Go Hawks! Kay - call you tomorrow about a good drop-off time. Take care and love you both!

  2. Jayme - Maintain your ferocious hostility to cancer, my friend! I haven't been following the NCAA tournament real closely, but I'm sure I won't see my Cornhuskers lose this weekend. Keep your temple clean and we'll set up a quick weekend in Arizona before too long.

  3. Inspirational wishes and statements of admiration are great, but here's what I'm hoping. That the therapy doesn't hurt too bad, that it doesn't make you as sick as you expect, and that it works. And you come through it all as the badass you are. And that we all live happily ever after.

  4. tomrobertstennesseeMarch 28, 2011 at 8:59 AM

    Jayme--I keep working on la casita getting it ready for you and Kay in late May. I hope you're feeling alright through the chemo cocktails. Keep up with the great attitude! Tom