Mammoth local, Brian Jones, better known as the artist “Flyin’ Brian” was diagnosed this week with multiple myeloma, or cancer of the blood. His wife, Cleland, has been keeping people updated via Facebook and Caring Bridge and stated that it was caught early so Brian’s outlook is really good. Read below for portions of Cleland’s recent Caring Bridge updates, and stay up-to-date on Brian’s progress at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/flyinbrian.
May 29: “We have some answers! Turns out that Brian has multiple myeloma, BUT it was caught so early that Brian’s outlook is really good. He has a 10% malignancy, so the first hurdle is obliterating those unwanted cells. Brian has gone through his first chemo, and is feeling fine, and his red and white blood cells are just dandy. The super cool news is that Brian’s neuropathy is paraneoplastic to the myeloma, so the treatment could cease the nerve damage and there is the possibility that his nerves will even get a chance to heal! Please keep those messages of prayers and good vibes coming…Brian is digging them and we sure can feel the love!!
May 31: “Brian is now on his way home from his first series of chemo. He is swollen and nauseated, but glad to be heading to Mammoth. I am so excited to report that he is only going to have to go down south once a month! The rest of the time he only has to get blood work done locally once a week. I figure your prayers and good wishes have gone a long way already!! Thank you everyone for following our journey. So far things just keep getting better and better. Who knows? Maybe one day you’ll see Brian skiing again!!”