Archive for April, 2014

Chemo – round 5

Chemo Schedule:

Monday 4/28: am & pm dose

Wednesday 4/30: am & pm dose

Friday 5/2: am & pm dose

Chemo – round 5

Chemo Schedule:

Monday 4/28: am & pm dose

Wednesday 4/30: am & pm dose

Friday 5/2: am & pm dose

Bone Marrow Biopsy #5

Biopsy #5

Results: 0.3% blast of leukemic cells.

Done as outpatient at Immanuel Medical Center after completing 1st round of outpatient/consolidation chemotherapy (4th round in total).

 

Still in remission, which was good. However, it was recommended that I have 4 rounds of consolidation chemo. That’s a total of 7 rounds of chemo – 3 inpatient to get into remission, and 4 outpatient to target any “bad cells that may be hiding”. Because AML tends to come back fast and strong, the doctors wasted no time in getting the next round of chemo started.

Unfortunately, this was my last biopsy. I won’t be getting another one until I recover from the 7th round of chemo, which I received the week of October 20. Until this point, I’d had a biopsy between each round of chemo to determine if I was still in remission.  I’ve had 3 rounds of chemo since this biopsy with no real idea where things are. Doctors at Immanuel Medical Center and UNMC do not seem concerned as long as I am still continuing chemo. However, they are concerned that my chemo must be spread apart so far because it’s taking my body longer to recover, giving the disease more of a chance to return.