Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cycle #6 Underway...

We started Cycle #6, albeit there was a little delay today when Dr. J wasn't sure if I was going to take a break between cycle 5 and 6 to do my stem collection. The final verdict from Dr. Perez who heads up my transplant team is that he would prefer that the MM be reduced to the lowest possible level prior to transplant; assuming my blood counts are still in good standing and I am doing well.

Cycles 3, 4 and 5 were very uneventful in terms of side effects and I am actually reporting that I feel better today than possibly prior to beginning treatment, if that's even possible. We will find out the results of Cycle 5 on Thursday and I'll be sure to report out via this blog. Dr. J and went ahead and put Cycle #7 in the books, but whether we more forward with it will largely depend on Cycle #5 results. Part of me is ready to move to transplant so I can get on with my life, but I realize patience is key in tackling MM.


KT said...

I am happy for you that the side effects are manageable. I am striving for the same!! Never take the good days for granted.

Phil Brabbs said...

Great call Karyn. It is so easy to forget the bad times when times are good. The most difficult part of the journey is that I can't say for sure what brought on the bad times; so they could always be right around the corner. I really appreciate the good word to be thankful in times of good health!

Hang in there!