MOUNDS OF LUPINE REIGN OVER THE COAST
The coastal lupine, which grows in a bush, has benefited from the wet winter and spring.
From a distance the lupine bushes look like frosted cup cakes.
A isolated bush provides a perfect sea side roost for a black bird.
AN UPDATE FROM BOB
Dear Friends, We now have a more definitive schedule out of Mayo Clinic. There are chemo treatments Thursday (6/2) and Friday (6/3) (Bendamustine) to attempt to push the CLL below 50% bone marrow involvement. This is necessary in order to proceed with a reduced intensity transplant protocol. The pre-transplant outpatient schedule is spread over several weeks. Actually, that is a good thing. We may live at the transplant house in Rochester some of the time, but I can maintain a semi-regular work schedule around appointments. A couple of flying sales trips are possible, if needed. The intravenous catheter (port) goes in on 7/14. The first TBI (total body irradiation) treatment is 7/19. That's when, as "Coach Mac" would say, we "start earning our scholarship". I have gained 7 pounds over my personal preferred weight in anticipation of chemotherapy and radiation. An exercise regimen has resumed to strengthen my heart. The doctors don't seem to believe my physical condition is an issue. The Lord is blessing us in many ways: support structure, provision, timing, friendships. Energy level? Excellent. Mind? Clear. Attitude? Always. Foster
We wish you the best on your courageous journey.
See you down the trail.