Monday, February 15, 2010

The Calendar

Hi Friends,
Mark is scheduled to go into the OHSU hospital March 30 for the 3-4 week bone marrow transplant procedure (BMT). Prior to that, here's the game plan:

  • Feb 22 LAST day of radiation treatment!
  • Feb 26-28 Mark and I go to the Oregon coast for a 3 day get-away!
  • Mar 3 2 hour class on BMT for patients and caregivers
  • Mar 5 PET Scan
  • Mar 10 Appt w/ Dr. Maziarz (BMT specialist)
  • Mar 11 Muga (heart) scan and Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)
  • Mar 12 Start 5 days of Neupogen shots to stimulate bone marrow stem cell production
  • Mar 15 Blood test to check stem cell production
  • Mar 16-17 Collection of stem cells
  • Mar 23 Grinnell College Singers in Portland during NW tour; Kelly and friends staying with us!
  • Mar 30 Mark checks in to OHSU

Somewhere during March Mark also has to have a bone marrow sample taken (ouch).

While Mark completes his last few radiation treatments, I am stealing away for a quick visit with Kelly and Claire. I fly to Minneapolis Wed. to spend 2 nights at Carleton, and then Claire and I drive about 4 hours south to spend 2 nights with Kelly in Grinnell, Iowa. I am packing plenty of outerwear in preparation for frigid temperatures, in contrast to Portland, where the crocus and daffodils are blooming!


  1. Mark,

    When you need something to test your recovery, like a ride down from Mt. Bachelor, let me know, or maybe a place to soak in the sun like our house in Mexico.

  2. Hi Mark,

    Sara Schooley sent me the link to your blog. I am going to oome down and bug you soon to walk to get a cup of coffee. Not as good as those described above, but the company (you) will be good.


  3. Talk about March Madness. Just staying in the game means your the winner! Many loving and healing thoughts going out to you.
    Karen K.