Our appointment with my primary oncologist went well last Wednesday. He was pleased with how things have been going. I'll meet with my transplant doctor prior to the DLI next Tuesday and we'll most likely schedule bone marrow biopsy/aspiration #9 and make plans regarding what the future holds as far as continuing chemo and a possible second transplant.
In the meantime, I'm not pleased with my labs today. My white count doubled and blasts jumped to 21%. I'm trying not to jump to conclusions, but suffice it to say it's never a good thing when that happens. Please pray that the chemo this week will be successful in knocking the blasts back down and that the final DLI on the 12th will be effective. And for my sanity until the next set of labs on Thursday.
All heavy laden acquainted with sorrow
May Christ in our marrow, carry us home
From alabaster come blessings of laughter
A fragrance of passion and joy from the truth
Grant the unbroken tears ever flowing
From hearts of contrition only for You
May sin never hold true that love never broke through
For God's mercy holds us and we are His own
This road that we travel, may it be the straight and narrow
God give us peace and grace from You, all the day
Shelter with fire, our voices we raise still higher
God give us peace and grace from You, all the day through
- Jars of Clay