Hi to all,
I just reread this thread, and I thank you for your kind words. I started this thread to give everyone a slap upside the head about inflated expectations. I think I may have actually achieved that. I do want everyone to have a positive attitude about Tovaxin, but I am concerned that my improvements have been blown out of proportion, thereby raising everyone's expectations to a level that would be difficult to attain.
You have made me smile as I read about my new hero status. I feel about as heroic as the first person who pulled on a cow's teat and said, "hay, I think I will drink some of that stuff". I don't know what I would put on my cereal if some brave soul had not made that giant leap of faith and downed a squirt of milk. I didn’t have a leap of faith, I had a fatherly push.
Bob wanted to know what school I root for. That is an easy one. I went to a small school in the U P of Michigan called Suomi College. It was founded in 1896 by Finnish immigrants, and proudly used that name for 100 years. The president and board of trustees, decided that Suomi was outdated and probably misunderstood, so they changed the name to Finlandia University. So now on game day, no matter who is playing, I proudly wear the colors of old F U.
I am working on a post about masking of WBCs, and what you might want to do before being tested for MRTCs or giving a bag of blood for vaccine. All of you in the study will be giving a bag of blood at week 52 from which your new vaccine will be made.
I bet my last statement setoff some light bulbs. Yes, at week 52 you will give another bag of blood, and 8 to 12 weeks later, you will for sure be getting the real thing. I assume most people realized that at week 52 the vaccine would not be ready and waiting for you.
I also plan to explain a little more about Tovaxin. I am sure Bob will find what I have to say interesting, and ask 10 questions for every new answer I give. Sorry Bob, the answer window will be closing after that post.
I would like to know if anyone in the current study received vaccine before November 1, 2006. I only ask that because I want to post my information at least 6 weeks before the first anniversary of anyone’s first treatment.
I am heading back to my phone booth to work on my post. Keep whispering my name around the campfires, and Bob, keep working on my ballad. Disney’s Davie Crocket should provide a good tune for it.
Best regards, Tim
In 2001, my family helped fund the startup of Opexa. My father served on the Board of Directors of PharmaFrontiers, now Opexa Therapeutics, until the company completed a successful 23-million dollar financing round.