Update - July 28, 2012 (Email from John Tobin)
Posted by Patti DiSanto on 7/28/2012
Since our last update in mid-May, Bruce has been working with Dr. Marks to schedule chemo therapy treatments to address the two small lesions on Bruce’s spine, as well as for general therapeutic purposes. The treatments were scheduled for three-week cycles (e.g. Monday, Monday, Monday off; Monday, Monday, Monday off; scan), but low blood platelet levels on certain treatment days resulted in cancellation of the scheduled treatment for that week. Consequently, because Bruce has not received the full complement of chemo treatments over the last sixty days, he has not experienced the normal adverse side effects of the chemo therapy, and has generally felt better than he would otherwise during the prolonged chemo schedule. Some unexpected but very welcome news: blood work consistently indicates the tumor markers to be reducing, which is fantastic. Although no one has been able to fully explain the biologic reasons for the tumor marker reduction (since chemo treatments have been sporadic), we are all grateful for the results. Undoubtedly, Bruce’s diet and most importantly, your prayers have played an important role in this daily battle.
In the meantime, Bruce and his family are putting the finishing touches on the final Raizman-Haney Fund Golf Tournament to be held at Longue Vue on Friday, August 10th. It is going to be a splendid event; morning and afternoon golf, great lunch and fantastic cocktails and dining in the evening will make for a memorable day. We appreciate and thank all of you who have signed up to play golf and/or to attend the evening program. We have room for about thirty (30) more golfers in the morning golf shotgun, so if you can play and haven’t registered, please do so. If your schedule prohibits you from playing golf, but you can make the evening program, please register on our website (https://www.brucehaney.org). If you can’t make the event, take a moment to review the many raffle and silent auction items on the website; you can participate in the raffle and silent auction remotely. Your generous contributions are critically important, and we will be forever grateful for your support.
Thank you for your continued prayers; we hope to see you on August 10th!