“They’ve done studies, you know. 60 percent of the time, it works every time.”
Warning. If you have never seen Anchorman, some of the following will make no sense what-so-ever. Take this as a prompt to hit Netflix.
You can thank me later __________________________________________________________________ "Oh, Baxter, you are my little gentleman. I'll take you to foggy London town, because you are my little gentleman" Ron Burgundy 2004
BREAKING NEWS ... which 30 seconds ago took a mildly dispiriting twist. The nurse just told me that 2 people, one in Germany and one in the USA, had been identified as potential matches; but that after multiple attempts to contact them they removed themselves from the register! This has to be up there as candidate for the ultimate cruel tease. As Ron so eloquently decreed
"I'm in a glass case of emotion!"
On the plus side it goes to show that there are other mongrel genetic hybrids out there so the challenge is clear and simple
GET THE WORLD SIGNED UP!
________________________________________________ Broken record time but thank you all again for registering, liking, tweeting and running events to do just this. Of the many positives that have come from the last year, your support and commitment is the most clearcut and has been second to none. Check out my media savvy parents plugging the cause thanks to the Fitness Machine team in Whitby! One example of many. https://youtu.be/U7gbB2ChmB0 Lady luck may have deserted me in the health stakes but she surely hasn't turned her back on me with my friends and family. So, to close, this is what the next 4 weeks looks like. 16th to the 22nd April - Chemo and injections to stimulate stem cell growth. Luckily they are letting me do the injections at home so less time in the Christie. 23rd April - Back in the Christie to get a stem cell count. Hopefully, enough to initiate the transplant. If not, then another week of injections. Once enough stem cells are harvested, there is a 2 week break (Baxter and I are happy with this arrangement) before I begin my extended stay in the Christie; early May is pencilled in. In a strange way, I'm glad this phase of proceedings has finally kicked off. It's been the dark cloud hovering over the horizon for so long. Of course I've done my background reading and am aware of the unpleasantries that are going to follow but as stated above, my goal is greater than the temporary inconvenience of being knocked out for a month or so. Just another step forwards. So to one and all... You stay classy