9-20-10 Monday

Status: 9.0/10.  Feeling a little fatigued, but that may just be due to this new medicine I’m taking.  

Events:  Going up to Hopkins in the AM for the start of my transplant evaluation

Comments:   I’ve done all these once before, but the results are only good for 30 days.  So it will be a busy week.  Tomorrow I’m scheduled for a baseline history and physical, lab studies, a bone marrow biopsy, and CT scans of my chest and sinuses (sinus and lung infections are common when you lose your white cells), and these will be used as comparisons with any future CT if an infection is suspected.

  The transplant program is talking to 2 donors right now to setup their evaluations (they are already known matches), and we hope to have a schedule for the transplant soon.  At this point, I have mixed feelings.  One is, “Let’s get this show on the road!”  The other is, “Oh, my gosh, what have we got ourselves into?”  The transplant process is much more rigorous than my previous two chemotherapy protocols, with a whole new set of complications and side effects.  We’ll discuss all of that as we get closer to transplant.

Love,

-Bruce

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5 Responses to “”

  1. wendy Says:

    But here’s the good news…once it’s all said and done…you’ll be CURED!!!!!!

  2. Kathy Shands Says:

    The 3rd leg of the journey begins. The very best of luck to you through this process. We’ll be following with interest and praying for your uncomplicated path through all of the potential side effects and complications. Love, Kathy & Joe

  3. Michael & Greta Says:

    I had a dream about you last night – you were in Montana visiting and what a great time we all had! How wonderful! I take that as a very (VERY) good sign!!

  4. joel steinberg Says:

    As I said before: Strap on your armor, take up your sword, and ride out to slay the dragon. We are sorry you need to go through this, but we know you are up to it. Joel and Margaret

  5. Barbara Lehman Says:

    Glad you are making progress and moving forward. We are thinking of you and your family.Barbara Lehman

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