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Thank you for the encouragement! After the failed chemo treatments and the resulting "kicks in the gut," it was nice to hear from someone who has been through the same scenario as my wife. Frankly, while I have a somewhat positive outlook, past experience has set me up for another failure...but I DO have hope. You've made that hope a lot stronger. We are fortunate that our two sons live about 1.5 hours away and are already providing great support for my wife --and me. Our daughter will be flying to MN from TX (if internal flights are still taking place) to stay in the Gift of Life House in Rochester with her mom immediately after the infusion and and our boys will be coming to give her some daytimes out of the house. I'll be staying with her until our daughter arrives, and as necessary as other close friends come to be the live-in caregiver. I'll also be doing the shopping, cooking etc. to take some of the burden off the live-ins. In other words, we do have a solid support system. And yes, her T Cells are now visiting the lab in California and are getting zapped or whatever they do to them to get them ready for the infusion. Mayo has gone over all the possible side effects and risks, and I mean ALL... several times.
Thank you for giving me a little more faith in miracles.

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@ruttgerbay, Encouragement and sharing our experiences is why we are here on Connect. I am so glad you have a strong support system in place. It will be comforting to both you and your wife for sure. So glad you found the Gift of Life Transplant House. We stayed there for about ten weeks. The people there are wonderful.

Try to take everything in stride, I feel you are in the most capable of hands at the Mayo Clinic.

Please continue to reach out at anytime.

@ruttgerbay, how are you and your wife doing? When is she scheduled to get CAR-T therapy? Has COVID-19 changed things for you?