I'll probably have a series of shorter, more frequent updates for the next few days.
As far as I know the test went well this afternoon on my heart and we'll be starting chemo tomorrow. It is a five day regimen with mylotarg on day eight. At this point it looks like we'll use all four drugs -- fludarabine, idarubicin, cytarabine (Ara-C) and mylotarg.
I am also scheduled for a bone marrow biopsy/aspiration in the morning. The resident asked me this evening if I would be willing to participate in a research project and bank cells for genetic mapping. I thought it would be a good opportunity to give something back, and then when another doctor came by later for rounds he made it seem like he wanted to do a biopsy one way or the other, so I can't say it's totally heroic or anything. They will be able to check my cytogenetics once again and make sure nothing has changed since my last biopsy. I think everyone familiar with this blog knows how I feel about biopsy -- please pray that it goes well.
And thank you, once again, for your faithfulness to pray. I feel like I am always throwing out prayer requests and few thanks -- I realize the gift it is and appreciate all of you so much.