Apr 03, 2009 - 4:12 pm
Ok, so here is my story. On August 28, 2008 I was diagnosed with ALL. Currently I am a 24 year old male, about to turn 25 this month yey. Since August I have undergone 6 rounds of chemo. The first 2 rounds were under the hyper-CVAD regiment; unfortunately I didn’t go into remission. The first round took me blast counts from 95% to 70%. The second round of chemo took me from 70% to 40%. At this point I had had a consultation with a doctor at Fred Hutchinson in Seattle. The Dr. recommended that I go into the Linker regiment. So my oncologist started me on the Linker regiment. After one round on the Linker regiment my leukemic blast went down to 25%. A month later I had another round of chemo; this took me down to 10%. Since this regiment didn’t get me into remission, the doctors decided to put me on another regiment. This time it was a pediatric regiment. The pediatric regiment didn’t do a thing for my cancer blast, I remained at 10%. The doctors again put me on a different regiment, pediatric regiment. This was my last round of chemo from which I am currently trying to recover from. The doctor did a bone marrow biopsy this past Monday. We are waiting to see the results. I am really nervous because the doctor told me that if I don’t go into remission with this last round of chemo that all we are going to be able to do is maintain the cancer. Has anyone had this much trouble going into remission with Adult ALL? Or does anyone have any advice?