Assuming all of the details are worked out over the next few weeks, it appears that I have a matched bone marrow donor. It’s pretty good news! We’re a bit excited around here.
I’ll have a few visits with my doctor, down at UCLA, as we and they prepare for my readmission. I’m also going to have some exciting treatment, to prepare my body for the transplant. Of course I’ll get more chemotherapy, yeah. They need to drain my bone marrow, so that when I get the new-to-me bone marrow, it can be the source of my recovering immune system.
If you recall, I had a little leukemia in my CNS, this last time. (That was why I had to have all that chemo inserted into my spine!) Well, in order to make sure it’s really gone, they’re gonna irradiate me. This will be my first radiation, so yippy for that. I’ll get a little especially for my brain, before I’m readmitted. Then I’ll get full body radiation once I’m admitted.
Everything is tied to the donor’s schedule, for now. So, with a tentative date just over two weeks from now, my readmission might be then or a little after.
So, join with me as I pray for Wolverine’s powers. I’m good with bone claws, BTW.