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First Day in Houston

So in case you haven’t heard, it’s ridiculously hot and humid in Texas right now. Thank goodness for air conditioning. It’s okay though because the people and the facility at Excel Diagnostics are all first rate. I’m very lucky to be here and to have access to this therapy. We’re also very fortunate to be staying with some old friends in Spring, Texas just north of Houston.

Today was pretty simple, just an hour or so this morning spent doing an EKG and a MUGA scan. That scan was done on the machine I’m standing next to above. First they injected me via IV with a couple of different chemicals, one radioactive, that allowed them to see my heart pumping away. Then about 20 minutes in the scanner and that was it.

Excel Diagnostics, Houston
Excel Diagnostics, Houston

Kathy and I also got to meet a fellow patient who was starting her PRRT journey today. She’s from California and sees the same oncologist as I do at Cedars. It’s great to have others to talk to who are experiencing the same thing, rooting each other on.

Tomorrow brings a couple more scans over a few hours. I’ll post more afterward. Thanks for checking in.


Becky Reyes

Hello My dear friend!
I have read your whole site and want you to know I will be checking in daily for your updates. I am doing my best to rally up the class of ’81 for fundraising.
You are in my prayers Brian, as well as your family. It sounds like you married a pretty spectacular woman, whom I hope to meet.
here is my e-mail, So much to tell you after 30 years, yea? Don’t I owe you a brown windbreaker? 🙂


Thinking about you and Kathy today, wanting to wish you two a Happy Anniversary. 12 years have come and gone and you two have become an amazing example of what the strength of love can do. Hope you guys get to enjoy some special time before your treatment and have time to reflect on your marriage.

Mom & Dad

Thanks for the update on todays tests.  Great picture of you.  If I may so, you are very handsome.  Hope your anniversary was special.  We sure were thinking about the two of you.  Love, Mom & Dad

Chris B., aka The Mole

Day 1 – “From The Breezeway”
All is well…except for one random phone call from Joanne to the Chamber. She thought she was phoning her home… to leave herself a message.
HILARIOUS!!!!  Oh yeah, we’ll be fine…


Day 2 “From the Breezeway” All is well here until I get my hands on Chris. B. The Mole may not live to tell another tale.
I hope you had a great Anniversary even though you had medical business to take care of. You know we all wish you well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Thanks for keeping us updated.


Brian my prayers are with you.  You and Kathy are a great team.  :))))

Pam G.

Hi Brian & Kathy ~  just checking in to see how all is going.   Gosh!  I miss all the fun in your breezeway!  🙂  Thinking of you both and wishing you well.


Just wanted you to know I am thinking of you and praying for you everyday!!  I am sending you all my positive energy (it’s a lot) and all the healing power I can muster!! Sending BIG love to you both on this journey!!


Hey Kathy and Brian,
So glad to see the smiling face from Brian!  In fact Brian you make that scanner look good!  Thinking of you both!  Love, Molly

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