Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Countdown to Germany

You guys, I'm almost outa here!!!! Eeeeeeeeek!!!!!

Green and I fly out Monday at 2:00 pm. We fly to Frankfurt, meet up with Jess (Abu Dhabi) and take the train to Gottengen. Then Jess will head back to Frankfurt and Green and I will spend a night in Gottengen. We'll wake up in the morning on the 9th and take a taxi for an hour to Duderstadt. We will stop into the clinic for a blood test then head to our little hotel (it's all within walking distance). We will have a night to rest, then we walk back over to the clinic on the 10th for an 8:00 am appointment for leukephresis (ongoing blood draw for two hours where they separate my white and red blood cells - the white cells they'll take and multiply by the millions and the red cells are put back into my body). After the two hour clinic appointment we'll head back and rest. The next day I have my first hyperthermia session! They will use elecromagnetic pulse to heat the area around my tumor. Tumor tissue breaks up at 107-108 degrees compared to healthy tissue which dies at around 113. It's a small window, but they've been doing this treatment for around a decade so I feel comfortable. I have further hyperthermia sessions on the 14th, 15th, and 17th (the same day I will receive my first shot with the newcastle virus and dendritic cell injection).

I'm so excited for my treatments!! We are also very fortunate that almost every hotel in the area have saunas. Green and I are planning on doing slow, relaxing walks to and from the clinic for appointments. We will take advantage of the sauna, of the soft, supple twin beds. We will sleep, laugh, and learn so much - I can only imagine - about the alternative European cancer treatments.

I am so grateful for the donations! Thank you for helping me live my dream!! This opportunity is absolutely amazing, it's mind boggling! I can't believe I get to do this! I feel like I need to really absorb how fortunate I am. This trip is HUGE. These treatments are huge. I'm about to participate in treatments that I've been reading about for the past two and a half years. Thanks guys for this. I am so deeply appreciative of your emotional, and financial support! Thank you from the most sacred place in my heart. You all are in there, deep in my heart. I feel so lucky.


  1. So excited for you, Jess. I am anxious to hear how things go. Maybe once you are back we can chat about it. I am wanting to see if I should consider this also. I want to be around as a mama for my little boy as long as possible. Jessica

  2. Thrilled for you, truly! Sending so much love, Meghan.

  3. I almost cried reading this... but I'm at the office. Jess I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! What a year this has been, the last 12 months. I just know it will have a good outcome. Plus Aunt Jean and her ladies are praying for you still...

  4. Safe Travels Jess! So excited for you! Love and HUGS! Melissa

  5. So amazing! I am so so happy and excited for you. What awesomeness lies ahead of you?? I'll be wishing I were there while sending loads and loads of good healing energy! :) Lots of love, Jess!!!

  6. I am praying speical prayers for a successful treatment. You are strong, brave and courageous. May the Lord be with you. Kathy Luthringer

  7. God bless you and give you the peace that passes all human understanding. Every day is a gift, that is why they call it the present. Enjoy each one of your presents...thank you God for the blessing of life!!!

  8. Safe travels Jess! Prayers continue for you and your doctors.

    Love and hugs,
    Rich and Andre


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