Saturday, December 25, 2010

A Very Merry Christmas After All

I only have time for a very brief update. This time, not because I'm in and out of hospitals and procedures, but instead, in and out of holiday parties and gatherings. I much prefer this.

In short, my Christmas wish was granted. SGN-35 figuratively appeared under the tree this year. I am relieved, pumped, hopeful, grateful and eager to get started. The study that Dr. Moskowitz wrote specific to my case flew through the institutional and FDA approval process and all agreed that my case warrants this still experimental drug to be released to me on a compassion basis.

I will have my first infusion of SGN-35 this coming Thursday, Dec. 30. I'll have two weeks recovery, then another infusion, then we check a scan. There is potential that it could put me into remission as quickly as after two cycles. Then, we move right into transplant.

More details to come. Right now I'm just riding a high – a high of holiday cheer, anticipation, and most predominately 100mg of Prednisone steroids.

Best. Christmas. Ever.


  1. Karin, as an avid follower of your blog, I am so happy to read this post! Congratulations and Merry Christmas!

  2. This is the best Christmas news ever! Have a blessed Christmas, precious girl. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Love Irene

  3. Awesome awesome awesome!! Merry Christmas Karin & family :)

  4. Hallelujah. He provides.

  5. Merry Christmas!!! That certainly is a wonderful gift!! :)