Phil got the green light to start chemotherapy again this Monday, March 28th. This will be part 2B (of a probable 5-6 cycles). He will receive methotrexate and Neulasta (prescribed to reduce the risk of infection and increase the WBC count). The methotrexate can take a while to clear out of his system so he will be starting first thing in the morning and staying through at least Thursday and possibly the weekend.
On a separate note, Phil's father Jim Conrad, passed away on Friday March 18th, 2011. Phil was able to fly to Stone Harbor, NJ the morning Jim died and spent the following days in fellowship with his brothers Jamie and David, honorary 4th Conrad brother Jefferson Breland and his mother Margaret sorting out the family affairs. Without these 3 weeks off to rest and let his sinuses recover there is no way he'd have been able to make that trip. Once again, our gracious God has shown His genius, perfect timing and provision in all things.