When Hall of Famer Lou Brock was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in April, many feared for his short-term and long-term well being due to the doubtless devastating and long-lasting results of the type of blood cancer that particularly targets plasma cells. The cancerous cells accumulate within the bone marrow and produce an irregular type of protein, affecting kidney perform and bone well being.
But, on the time, Brock and his spouse, Jackie, had voiced optimism that he would beat this staggering opponent. And, on Friday afternoon, the Brocks stated that they had acquired phrase from Mercy Hospitals docs that, in accordance with their blood checks, the cancerous cells have been gone.
“And don’t you come back no more,” exclaimed Jackie Brock by phone to the Post-Dispatch.
The 78-year-old Brock had had his left leg amputated in November 2015, so he appeared due for some good luck.
“Yes, I guess you could say that,” provided Lou Brock. “I contemplate this a miracle occurring _ that it might reverse itself this shortly.
“It was an uphill wrestle however we gained it. The quest. . . is to not let it come again.”
Brock stated the cancer had been declining for a while. “We got reports that it was 25 percent gone, then 50 percent, then 75 percent gone,” he stated. “The doctors were absolute. (The cancer) is not there.”