A Major Milestone…!
It’s about 6:15 in the morning, and I’m waiting in baggage claim at Logan Airport. My redeye just arrived from San Diego. I didn’t get much sleep, but otherwise, it was an uneventful flight. I’m exceedingly happy to be home, having received the initial inoculation of my personalized neo-antigenic vaccine. The inoculation with the vaccine and the accompanying infusion with Pembrolizumab went off without a hitch. Between now and March 22nd, I will be returning to San Diego three times… twice for booster shots of the vaccine, and the final visit for a thorough blood workup, CT scan, and biopsy (if there is any tumor left)! Let’s hope not!!
Anyway, finally getting my first vaccine inoculation feels like a major milestone in my cancer journey. I have had to work very hard, and be very persistent and patient to get to this point – but I proved to myself that it could be done, and I feel very, very good about it. It really feels like I’m on the right path, and that this might be a true turning point.
Now, much of my daily effort is focused on using my experience to make it possible for others to do the same thing faster and cheaper. The technology really isn’t that complex… we just need to set things up properly – create the right information infrastructure – provide some expert guidance — and empower cancer patients to use their fundamental health data. I’m hoping the eventual launch of myCancerDB.com will help accomplish this, and we’re making very good progress.
In the meantime, don’t forget to consider making a donation to the La Jolla Institute through our joint website…https://www.lji.org/AldrichSDCPI. Your contribution in any amount will truly help make personalized vaccines available to others.
Thank you so, so much for all your continued prayers and support! And remember, “We’ll see…!”
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