All tests are in and show, "CR", Complete Remission! Prayers have been answered, thank you.
I meet with my local oncologist next week Tuesday for a game plan and scheduling of my inpatient chemo. I am forever grateful for my Houston team; their brilliance, their quick response to getting me into the trial and their tenancity in hanging in there with me through my turmultuous times.
So many ask me, "Is there anything I can do?" The answer is, yes, you can donate blood and platelets. While these will not be saved for me specifically, your donation can certainly help someone like me with a blood cancer.
I am again overwhelmed and finding it difficult to articulate my feelings. Suffice to say that I am ecstatic and terrified. It is bittersweet knowing that I am leaving the place that has potentially saved, or at least elongated my life. It will likely take some time to process this part of my journey.
I am starting my infusion now, the last I will have here in Houston hopefully for a very, very long time.
Please continue to pray for my healing, for the health care professionals who are treating me and for continued good days.
I love you all!
ADDENDUM: The inpatient chemo is to try to kill any remaining microscopic cancer cells. There is no cure, only remission. The hope is that with the large doses of chemo the remission will be substantial and lasting.