Category Archives: Health

October 27, 2012 – Update on Barry’s health – slowly trending up

Dear Family and Friends, It’s coming up on three weeks since Barry was hospitalized and we’re finally starting to see some progress.  His cancer, the very rare T-PLL, is in his abdomen and impacting his digestive system.  The good news … Continue reading

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October 12, 2012 — Bad news: Cancer relapse

Dear Family and Friends, As some of you know, shortly after Labor Day, Barry started experiencing abdominal pain and distress.    Earlier this week, after some definitive tests, we were told that his second cancer, T-Cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia (T-PLL), a … Continue reading

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Lots of news, some wonderful, some not so wonderful

Dear Family and Friends, The wonderful news first — we have a new grandson, Lorenzo Hector Campins —  born July 5.  His first name is inspired by an ancestor who was the founder of modern medicine in Venezuela.  His middle … Continue reading

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Two Years Today Since Transplant 2.0

Dear Family and Friends, Today is the second anniversary of Barry’s second transplant.  We met with David Miklos yesterday and I asked if Barry was “cured”.  (Barry was not happy about this question. He thinks it’s a jinx.) First David … Continue reading

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Update — all good

Dear Family & Friends, It is almost 18 months since Barry’s second transplant and he is cancer-free.  (He’d rather I write that “the doctors believe he is cancer-free”.)  The reason the docs know this is that he has chronic Graft … Continue reading

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