Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Ellis Fischel Appointment Results

Today was my appointment with Dr. Perry. I also met with Dr. Medlin. They both agreed that I am in remission, or at least that I was at the time of the last biopsy. We discussed my consolidation treatments and also did blood work. Dr. Perry was not going to do another bone marrow biopsy unless my blood work indicated a need for one, and it did, so I will be going in (outpatient) on Thursday at 1 p.m. Dr. Medlin will do the procedure. At this point I'm not going to speculate too much on the biopsy results, which should be back by next Tuesday. Assuming I am still in remission we will proceed with the consolidation treatments pretty much immediately. They will be 1-3-5 (as in Monday, Wednesday, Friday, or every other day for three days depending on when I start) and inpatient, so I can expect to be in the hospital for 5 days, once a month, for the next four months. If I begin to run a fever after returning home following each treatment, I'll return to the hospital for probably about a week until my counts are back up. I would like to begin as soon as possible so perhaps I can be done by Christmas.

On a happy note, I'm still feeling good and enjoying time with my family. I've been caring for Gary on my own for a few weeks now, and he's definitely become quite attached to mommy again, and I'm quite attached to him. He is certainly our greatest joy and blessing during this time.

Thanks so much for your prayers.


Anonymous said...

Still praying for you Amy and so glad to hear you are able to care for Gary on your own and enjoy everyone.

Thanks for the updates. This helps me know how to pray for you.


Anonymous said...

I have been checking your site daily for updates and was glad to see one tonight. You are in my prayers every day and night. I am praying for the best possible results for you. Take courage and do not fear. The Lord will be with you in this battle.

Gina Dunn

Anonymous said...

Thanks again for sharing your experience with us. Thankful that you have some refreshing time with your boy.

Many here in Lebanon remember you and your family daily in prayer.

May the Lord continue to give you strength and peace.

Love to you all,

Don and Lilan

Andrea said...

Glad to have an update from you. Still praying for you and your family. Will continue to pray for the treatment and a special prayer for the biopsy on Thursday. Happy to hear you are getting good time in with Gary and feeling good. God bless you!

Holly said...

I continue to pray for you. It's great to hear you and Gary are back to "normal".

God Bless you.

Kevin P. Larson said...


We're still praying. We're also here to help in ANY way.


Anonymous said...

Thnks for the update! I'll be praying hard for you tomorrow!!!!


MugwumpMom said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better and enjoying your family. That is the important thing. I continue to pray for your healing and the wisdom to know God's will each step of the way. You are right. He is sovereign, and He is good.

Barb said...

The best news is that you and the baby are enjoying each other so much. That's good medicine!

eurogirl75 said...

Still praying for you and your family, Amy. Will keep you especially in thought Thursday because of the biopsy.

Amy in AZ

Anonymous said...

Dear Amy, We will be seeking the Lord on your behalf everyday. May His kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. The stripes of Jesus are provided for such times as these. Bless you with 10,000 blessings!!!!! Joe and Marilyn in Texas

Amanda said...

I am so glad you wrote. I was thinking about you last night. I know God is going to give you strength like you cannot even imagine! You are precious and such a blessing.

Linda said...

Amy, I am new to blogging and to your site. Your story touches my heart. Our family understands about frightening diagnosis. Please know you are in my prayers. God is good, and He is not limited by our circumstances. With Him all things are possible.

Carrie said...

Good to hear from you again. I will pray for you,

that God would direct your heart into His love and into the steadfastness of Christ. (2 Thess 3:5)

May you never be shaken!

Linda Gifford said...

5 of my friends are waiting for blood test and biopsy results etc. because their doctors suspect cancer. I have passed on your blog address and they are finding it to be uplifting and encouraging as they face the weeks of not knowing!

Thank you for your courage and your help to others.

Linda Gifford

Dawn said...

Good news is so good! So glad you are able to care for Gary. What a blessing. They can be exhausting when you're totally healthy! Blessings!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the do!!!!!!!!! It's perfect for you!!!

miss you much