Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Treatment 16, 17, & 18

Hello Friends,

We went to U of M on Monday and were there for 9 hours. No Fun! Nothing unusal they were just running slow.

We had a nice visit from our pastor, Dr. Miller, and enjoyed discussing many differnt items.

Tuesday and Wednesday were much quicker; we were in and out in 2 1/2 hours. I feel good and look forward to having another 25 days off.

I plan to attend Craig's track meet tonight and after I will probalby crash.

So far I have not experienced to much pain and hope to stay that way.

I would like to ask everyone to ask God to find a donor for me for a stem cell transplant. I know he will answer our prayers and just wanted everyone to realize that we are searching at this time.

Thanks for checking in,


Friday, April 25, 2008

Next Week

Hello Everyone,

During the last few weeks I have been living life. Sorry I haven't provided many updates to the blog but really there wasn't much to update.

My overall health is good and I am continuing my treatments next Monday!

We expect it to continue to improve my blood numbers which inturn should make me feel better.

On a lighter note, I was able to catch a Detroit Tigers game with Scotty and my neighbor, Dan and his son, Ryan the other night and we were treated to a slug fest! Tigers 19 Texas 6.

I will be updating the blog all next week so check back.

Thanks for checking in,


Friday, April 18, 2008

Become A Donor!

Hello Everyone,

Who wants to save another persons life?

The Test (Puts you on the National Donor Registry)

- Cheek Swab for tissue sample

The Donation (If you are ever asked to become a donor!)

- A pint of blood

That is all it takes!

Consider adding yourself to the donar registry! Who knows you might save a life!

Here is how you can get on the registry:

Step 1: Click the Link: http://www.marrow.org/HELP/Join_the_Donor_Registry/index.html
Step 2: Read and Learn
Step 3: Click the Join the Registry Link: http://www.marrow.org/HELP/Join_the_Donor_Registry/Join_Now/join_now.html

Unfortuately, at this time the process is not free it cost $52 to have your tissue sample tested and added to the registry.

The good news is your employer might cover the cost!

I hope everyone will consider adding yourself to registry.

You might save a life!



Monday, April 7, 2008

Exclusive with Swivel Hips Latham

Hello Everyone,

Well, the past weekend was an exciting ride at the Latham house!

First, my wonderful wife attended Ann Moenings fund raiser for Leukemia, of which I am a poster boy! (website http://www.active.com/donate/hfdmi/hfdAMoenin) Ann and her friends put on a great evening raising money for Leukemia research and Tammy "Swivel Hips" Latham won the Hula-Hoop contest with a time of 4 min and 53 seconds. People familiar with the contest said she could have gone longer but all the competition had collapsed, needless-to-say she brought home a few prizes. Great Time was had by all!

Second, all the kids had games and events and just loved being outside on the first real nice weekend of spring.

Finally, I was sick as a dog on Saturday morning but felt much better in the afternoon and really enjoyed Sunday!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Thanks for checking in on the Blog!


Friday, April 4, 2008

Treatment 15 to a Cure!

Hello Everyone,

I completed treatment 15 on Wednesday and have been able to go to work so I got a bit behind on the blog.  

I do not feel good.  I have experienced a bit of nausea but luckily, it is beginning to pass.  I am about 85% with my energy but still have been able to go to work and get stuff done.

OK, now for the Good News!  The medicine seems to be working!  I can feel the changes taking place which is encouraging.

We have a very busy weekend with the kids, so, I hope I can keep my energy up.

Thanks for checking in,


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Treatment 14 to a Cure!

Hello Everyone,

Treatment 14 is done; quickest yet. I feel good and was able to go to work during the afternoon.

Tammy has been by my side the whole time and keeping me happy.

Not much more to report. Keep checking in for more details.