You ask, what’s the deal with Pasadena?
Well, that’s just short hand for saying “The Next Step.” I hope to get a Cure, yes Cure from a blood cell transplant at the City of Hope in Duarte, CA. Since most folks haven’t heard of Duarte I usually just say Pasadena. My chemo now is the price I pay to shrink the tumor(s) down to the level that C.O.H. requires for me to enter their transplant program.
Dad and I went down there in September to check out the place (pictures).
When? I don’t know. After my next, as yet unscheduled, CT Scan.
How long? They say 90 to 100 days. Yes, a mighty bite out of 2012.
What are the odds? I’m way off charts now. Nobody knows. My best shot.
How? They have two baby stem cells packs waiting for me. They extract it from umbilical cords.
Why? Some people get cured! I want that.