Monday, October 26, 2015

Just finished this round

I just finished this round of chemo on Sun. It takes me a few days to get back to myself. I go to VCU for the BIG bone marrow biopsy on Monday Nov. 9th. If all my cells are PERFECT I will have two more rounds of chemo and hopefully be done!!!!!! (YESYESYES) If there is even a single bad cell, I stay the course and keep getting donor blood and chemo until the cells are perfect. The test results take at least 2 weeks to come back.
Fortunately  I am busy with the new house renovation (James and I start tiling the bathroom this Sat.), school, and of course, Baby Thomas, the cutest, smartest, sweetest baby in the world. Here's a photo!
Seriously- that's one sweet boy.
I'll let you know something when I know something. Keep me in your prayers! If you don't pray- buy me cool shoes.

Friday, October 9, 2015

New cells...done!

I had my second and hopefully last infusion of my donors cells last Thursday. It took forever but everything went well. The new cells increase my risk of Graft vs Host (mild to fatal) but I am optimistic I'll be okay and I'll be cautious (no exposure to direct sunlight, etc). I'm juicing, gobbling herbs, exercising, meditating, visualizing and soaking in the love and support from you all. I also bought some fabulous new shoes as a commitment to health and a long future. I'm still teaching- doing okay with that- keeping up- not embarrassing myself more than usual, working on the new house and making a lot of art. I feel great during two weeks out of the month and the other two weeks I run slower but I still work. My next bone marrow biopsy is November 9th. That will reveal everything. If I still have the one bad cell or more, I will continue with chemo and have more donor blood infusions. If it comes back clear (my preference) I will have at least two more rounds of chemo, maybe more. The Richmond Docs make the plan. So keep me in your prayers and I'll do the same for you. May I add that I definitely married the right man.
Your friend in health,