Hi everyone, we have some big news. We met with my stem cell transplant doctor as well as a new transplant doctor, they are both working together to come up with a good plan for me. Well the first thing we found out is, i won’t find a donor for a full match stem cell transplant, reason being is my typing is so rare and they can tell based on statics. Please note that we still everyone that can to become a donor – save a life. There are two transplant options that they considered one is a mismatch donor someone not 100% and also a identical transplant which is one of my brothers who is a 50% match. The problem with both of these transplants is that they have a 50% chance of death from the transplant alone, this is due to a huge problem with host vs graft .
The doctors believe that i have about a 40-50% chance to just stay in remission forever, which is a lot higher then we thought. So right now what do we do? Well i am having another bone marrow biopsy in about two weeks, this biopsy if it shows a % of less then 1% (cancer) in my bone marrow that they suggest i do anything and that we just go on with life and get checked a couple times a month. My last bone marrow biopsy before i started my chemo was .08% so i believe it will be zero. So the news, we wait for the biopsy and go from there, i all the love and support and cards from everyone.
I WILL BEAT THIS.