October 31, 2010
An Answered Prayer
Sorry for the delay in writing. It has been a little hectic past week or so. My grandmother passed away so we have been trying to get all the travel arrangements organized so that I could travel to the funeral.
Last week I entered my 8th cycle of my intensification treatment. This was awesome news because it meant that my protocol shifted a little bit. I no longer had to get the doxyrubicin chemo anymore. This is a really exciting event because that chemo can be really hard on the heart so I am happy to be done with it. Now I have a nurse that comes to my apartment to inject chemo into my butt every thursday.
This cycle was a pretty tough one. For some reason I got really mentally beaten up this week. I had intended to write to all of you earlier but each time I sat down I just didn't have the drive. I have a blog planned to try and explain what actually makes it so mentally difficult going through the cancer treatments.
The amazing thing is that when I was feeling my lowest yesterday I got news that more than brightened my day. My doctor emailed me and notified me that they have found a bone marrow match for me and the person has agreed to donate. This isn't a completely done deal as the donor still has to pass a physical and they could theorectically still back out but it is looking really good!
Having this news makes things so much easier because it gives a light at the end of the tunnel. Even if the transplant didn't happen for a long time, knowing that I have a match has re-energized me.
I hope each of you is having a great day.