Monday, January 07, 2008

Headed to Duke tomorrow for Alimta but got some really good news today. The lung transplant doctor is willing to go the extra mile with me and do more test. While this does not mean I am accepted , it is very positive that he has decided if I can take the operation, I am in. I should test over the next 30 days, and then go on the list soon after that. I do not know what these test are, but I am hopeful I will do well. If I get a lung transplant, and if the cancer does not come back, here are my percentages:

Not reject after 1 year 90%
Not reject after 5 years 65%
Not reject after 10 years 30%

I will take those over my current odds!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Holyfield,
Keep your head up dude. You are gonna ace the tests. Will miss seeing you out in AZ, but will see you soon. Think of you every day
J

Anonymous said...

Hey buddy-
Keep the faith inspite of the odds!! Will be praying for you!

Anonymous said...

The prayer warriors are on it, Bo! We pray for you everyday - you WILL beat the odds!!! We pray for Addi and Christi too. (By the way, the kids were so excited to see your hand-written note thanking them for their prayers. Thanks for taking the time to do that - I'm sure it energized them to pray even harder.)
Take care, Lori

Anonymous said...

Good things happen to good people, and you are as good as it gets!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Congrats. I was just logging on to say I was thinking of you while at the gym this morning and literally as I was sending up my good thoughts for you a woman in a thoracic transplant team jacket walked by! I'll admit I got a little unsettled! But, couldn't wait to tell you! (I work out at a hospital gym). Fingers crossed for you and the gang.
Sarah (Chicago).

Anonymous said...

WHOO-HOO Congrats!!

Jenn

Anonymous said...

CJ, Hannah and of course T and I are really pulling for you. I'm glad to here the great news. Unlike your exams at APP, I'm sure you will pass these with flying colors. Kidding of course. Keep fighting buddy.

LHalter said...

Bo, my brother, Caine, his wife, Laurie, and I met you and Christi briefly at Duke last summer shortly after he was diagnosed. You were so kind and an inspiration to us at a time when we were filled with uncertainty and fear. We have been following your story and how you continue to demonstrate great courage and strength against the evil beast. Know that the Halters in SC have you in our thoughts and prayers and are pulling for you as you work towards a transplant!
Laura H.

Gabi's Daddy said...

I've known you for a few years now and have never seen you not accomplish something you have your mind set to do!

You'll be in our prayers. We ask Gabi to watch over you and your family all the time! We keep her pretty busy with all our prayers
:-).

Love ya bud
Jay, Micah, Gracie, Angel Gabi, Belly Baby Kinsley Acker!