Monday, August 31, 2009

One year post transplant

Hello all,

My one year tests results we not awesome but not terrifying either. A combination of my PET scan, CT scan, and bone marrow byopsy suggest that I may not be out of the woods just yet. I had some mild activity show up on my PET scan and my bone marrow dropped 1% from my sister's cells. So, apparently I'm still battling this very unwanted pest they call cancer. We will begin by undergoing a DLI - Donor Lymphocyte Infusion which will hopefully put me back in remission. This procedure includes getting three doses of my sisiters lymphocytes intervenously over a three to four month period.

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Back to a life...

I've finally got back to a life that is seemingly normal, as if my life was ever really normal. Anyway, I have been working for Clay County, Missouri as a GIS technician for a approximately two and a half months. It's a desk job so is very different from what I'm used to. Everything health related has been going very smoothly, a few minor set backs but overall I'm very grateful. I was deemed "in remission" about two months ago and have been loving every minute of it. My one year post transplant will be coming up in August 2009. Although I'm very excited about it I'm also very nervous. Published information reports that the first two years contain the highest rate of relapse for lymphomas. So, the one year mark will be highly anticipated. Not to mention I had relapsed slightly under one year after my first transplant.

Also, I'm currently slowly working on my thesis and plan on returning to school to finish my masters soon. I hope all is well with everyone and thank you for all your prayers and support. They have been much needed and greatly recognized.