There is a lot to share, I'll try to keep this post brief. First of all, I am confirmed at the Gerson clinic. They are expecting me on September 8, 2009. I now need to work out flights, shuttle and possible hotel. Stay tuned for that shuffle.
I got my order for another CT scan. Tomorrow will be another day of sitting at the hospital, so I'll bring along my laptop and provide twitter updates for all. You can follow me either on my twitter feed (twitter.com/sMelanoma) or by reading the feed that is simulcasted here on the blog. I will of course blog about the results when I have them.
I got back in touch with UPENN regarding the upcoming BRAF trial. They are targeting the middle of September as a start date. This should work out nicely for me to come out of Gerson and go right into this trial. My immune system should hopefully be nicely charged and ready to go.
I have also been back in contact with UPMC. I have asked Dr Kirkwood to officially review my case and see if he agrees with Dr Sharfman or with NIH regarding IL-2 response. I will FedEx him the CD's from tomorrow's scan and setup another trip to Pittsburgh to meet with him.
There is a lot of movement in my case right now, and I am very excited to be going to Gerson. The regimen is difficult but the possibly curative benefits are well worth the additional effort.