Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Journey Continues

I haven’t posted for a while mainly because I just haven’t felt well. So far for May it’s been Cancer 3, Me 1. Things are starting to turn around. I started a new chemo regime, Revlimid, a drug for those who have relapsed Multiple Myeloma. This should bring Poindexter back into control. We went to Chicago earlier this month to be evaluated for a bone marrow transplant using donated bone marrow. My siblings, the best hope for a match, all received kits in order to be tested and typed for the transplant. I was typed while in Chicago. It takes between 2-4 weeks to get the results, so it may be a couple of more weeks to see if we have a winner. I’m not certain yet of the timeline on how this transplant will go. When it does occur, I will again be hospitalized in Chicago for about 3-4 weeks. We asked about others being tested since many have volunteered, but the best advice the doctor had was jut to get on the national bone marrow donor registry. When the transplant does happen the lucky(?) winner of the donor pool gets to spend a little time in Chicago as well. I always knew Poindexter would come back, I just didn’t think it would be so soon. That’s OK, we will just jump back into the fray, trust in God, and fight on.
St. Peregrine, Pray for Us.
Blessed John XXIII, Pray for Us.

Deacon John
Solemnity of the Ascension
May 24, 2009

1 comment:

armouris said...

info on multiple myeloma here - Multiple Myeloma