Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Little More Information & Tim's TV Appearance

Tim had his scan yesterday & there really isn't anything to report as of yet. We'll get those results next Monday & until then we're really just waiting & directing our full attention to the golf tournament.

My dad sent me the link to the article below tonight & I thought it was worth sharing. This gives you a better idea of what they are doing with all of the testing of Tim right now & what they are working toward finding out with testing his original tumor & getting the biopsy on these newer ones within his lungs.


We still aren't really sure what outcome we're hoping for out of the PET/CT but we're ready to move forward & get settled into a definitive routine again. We will keep you all updated as we figure it all out!

We now have 2 dates you need to add onto your calendar, the first obviously being the golf tournament, dinner & silent auction on April 23rd at Greenville Country Club. Golf registration starts at 10:30 with a tee time of 12 & will be followed by a dinner & silent auction from 6-8. We've started getting some great silent auction items and should have sign-ups for golf teams, hole sponsorships & dinner reservations online very soon!

The other date is for March 15, set your DVRs for 10AM on Channel 7 (for all of you non-locals you can go to this link: http://www.yourcarolina.tv/video/livestream/). Tim will be on Your Carolina with Jack and Kimberly with Dr. Edenfield to speak to Colon Cancer Awareness (March is Colon Cancer month) & to publicize the golf tournament, dinner & silent auction as well as to speak to what iTOR is/does. My 15 minutes of fame were over the second I heard my voice shaking as I was speaking the first time we were on Your Carolina so I'll happily be watching the pros (and yes, Tim defines himself as a pro after one time on camera) from behind the camera for this go-round!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Quick Update

I met with Dr. Edendfield on Monday to go over how things are going with me and what lies ahead. We have decided that the treatment plan that I am currenlty going through has just about run its course. So, after today's treatment, that I am currenty getting, we are going to have a new PET Scan done this coming Monday to see if anything has changed on that scan. We will have our normal Monday visit with Dr. Edenfield the following Monday to talk about the scan and decide how we are going to do a biopsy of the small spots on my lungs. The biopsy is solely for the purpose of getting the profile of the spots to see if there are any drugs that will work better in fighting the cancer than what I am getting now or have gotten. It is also my understanding that I may be switching back to FOLFOX, the chemo I got for my 1st 12 treatments I ever recieved, and combine that with a drug called Avastin starting with my next treatment two weeks from today to keep the cancer cells confused.

While this news isn't great we are still keeping a positive attitude and will be victorious in the end. I hope that everyone has a great week & keep an eye out for additional information on the golf tournament coming out soon.


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Golf Anyone?

Well it is that time again. The Masters is only 2 months away, and so is the Tee It Up For Tim tournament. As you have seen on here from some of the recent posts that Jenny has put on here we have decided to do the tournament again this year. We are changing it up a little bit though. My doctor, Dr. Jeff Edenfield, is looking to fund a new study for Colon Cancer. I talked with Dr. Edenfield and Jenny and we decided that this year we wanted to give back and donate the money raised at this year's tournament to Dr. Edenfield and his study. This is something that is very near and dear to me and some of the people that I have met over these past 2 years at the cancer center. We are hoping that Dr. Edenfield will be able to get one step closer to finding a cure to this terrible disease.

Now that we have gotten the seriousness of the post out of the way, I really hope that people will come out to support our cause. If you were a part of the tournament last year then you already know how much fun we had out on the course and afterwards at the silent auction. I can assure you that this year will be just as much fun because afterall even though we are raising money for a good cause the purpose of this tournament is to have fun. We are going to have our website set up soon so people can start signing up, so get your team ready.

I also just wanted to give a quick update to how things are going with me. We are still trucking along with treatments. This past treatment was a little rougher than most. I am all set to get another round this coming Wed. and hopefully we will get through it without any problems. I hope that everyone had a great weekend.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Save the Date!

We has such a great time with the tournament last year that we decided to put on another golf tournament/silent auction & dinner this year to raise money for ITOR, which is an institute tied to the hospital & the Cancer Center performing cancer research. Tim's oncologist, Dr. Edenfield, is currently putting together a new colon cancer research project for advanced colon & ovarian cancers that we are hoping to be able to help fund.

We're hoping to see you all on April 23rd at Greenville Country Club and if you aren't a golfer still go ahead & plan to be at the dinner where you can bid on lots of great stuff!

If you won't be available on April 23rd but still want to contribute in some way we're still looking for volunteers beforehand & the day of as well as for various donations so feel free to get in touch with me at jenny.clanton@gmail.com if you are interested!

Thank you all for all of your continued support & keep an eye out for more details to be released in the next week or two!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Any Volunteers?

Hi all,

We, along with some friends, are putting together another golf tournament this year to benefit a research project being put together by Tim's oncologist. Our ultimate goal is to raise $10,000 which may not actually be possible but we're going to try to see how close we can get to it. It's really just a drop in the bucket for what they need for the research but it makes us feel like we're making a little bit of a difference.

We're working on finalizing the date & location today and should have that information available on Tuesday at the latest. It's going to be a pretty accelerated time frame to put this on which is the reason for this post.

 We are going to need a lot of help both leading up to the event & the day of for things such as:

- Gathering donations
- Signing up sponsors
- Promoting the event to the community
- Day of Volunteers 

- Much, much more! (sounds fun right?)

Please let us know if you'd be willing to help, have any ideas of what to improve upon from last year or any great new suggestions for this year!

Tim & Jenny