...and hopefully I'll never have to use it. This year I am going to try my own cells and I hope it takes forever!
UMHS decided to pursue seeing if any of my four sisters has the same genetic type as me so down the road if I need to seek a stem cell donor we would know who to call on. I was told there were four types; therefore, there is a 1 in 4 chance (25%) that each sister would be a match. So I told the doctor I have a 100% chance to find a match! To bad the math doesn't work that way.
Actually...the math did work that way! Of the 4 genetic types, each one o my 4 sisters has a unique type! What that means is none of them match each other. So the Bad News is they'll never have a match. The Good News is I am the one with cancer.
More news to come soon! I expect Cycle #5 results in the next couple of days.