After a few weeks of delays, the clinical trial that is my best hope was opened today. I may be participating as soon as next week. I’ve been anxious about not getting any treatment since my chemo ended in late May – doing nothing since then but watch and wait. It’s a relief to know I may be doing something again.


We will know more on Monday when the coordinator for the project returns from vacation. Now we need all the prayers we can get that I get the treatment and not the placebo. It’s a 50-50 gamble. Neither my doctor or I will know which one – it’s a double-blind study.


The clinical trial is a vaccine that’s administered as a shot in the arm. It has far fewer side effects than chemo and without the need to set up an IV.