Mar 01, 2014 - 3:30 pm
I figured I'd let you guys know that I was released from Area 51 (Roswell Park) last Monday. I'm still experiencing mild shortness of breath and fatigue but I guess that's expected after tha rough 3 weeks I've had. I figured I'd mention that the new chemo I'm on is R-GemOx (Rituxin, Gemcitabine, and Oxalplatin). I received all three drugs the first two days, take a week off, then receive just the Gemcitabin and Oxalplatin (this coming Monday and Tuesday). Doctor considers that one cycle. He's planning to do 2 cycles then rePET/CT (toward end of March). That will tell us if I'm ready for allo transplant.
My 3 older brothers are being tested as possible donors but the BMT team seems to feel then have a 'pool' of 10/10 matches if they aren't suitable. So...as always...the trick is beating this ******* down enough to be ready for transplant.
My doctors continue to be amazed that my body has taken the beating it has. I've been through R-CHOP (2 cycles), R-DHAC (3 cycles), R-ICE (2 cycles), two attempts at stem cell collection, one stem cell harvest, Revlimid, and now R-GemOx.
My plan is to live forever! So far; so good!