In fact I'm really Good!
My liver and kidneys really handled the Chemo perfectly! That was a real concern, but not now. I have good color and my hair is growing back. I look good and feel Great!
When I started Chemo back in May, the blood test said that someplace between 40-50% of my body was cancerous. I'm now at somewhere between 10-15%! That was HUGE!
That cancer count really came down! I'm healthy, I'm strong and I'm ready to take that percentage down even farther. The doctor can harvest my stem cells now, but he wants to see if we can bring that number down even more. So we are going to do another round of Chemo to see if we can't get that number below 5%. At under 5% I can be in remission - where I really want to be. At 5% the doctor can harvest my stem cells and they can be returned to me later, if I need them back. That is the goal. Get me into remission, keep me there for as long as possible and if I need them, have a stem cells transplant with my own stem cells - which would mean no anti-rejections drugs needed since it's my own stem cells back inside of me. This time, chemo will be between 4-6 weeks! After 16 weeks of chemo, I can do 4-6 weeks more.
Back home we got the news from the Upper GI biopsy - No Cancer. The irritation in the esophagus is from stress, diet, or medication! Not cancer! I am on cloud 9!
We thank all of you for your prayers, concern, love and emails/comments about our health. Hubby is my rock and I am so thankful for all the prayers for him. I need him. I love him. We are one.
Not sure when we will start the new chemo. It's a drug that is a bit hard to get so we are waiting for it to come in. The transplant doctor says it can take up to 14 days for the drug to come in. In the mean time, more testing, and some more NORMAL life for us.
So, normal life is so perfect for me. Breakfast with my man, play in the yard, food shopping, laundry, and of course blogging. It just feels so good to have a normal life. A normal weekend. A normal week.
I have more tests to run, but mostly for small issues so that is fine. Then we start again, chemo, to kill more cancer in my body. Life continues and I am still singing our fight song.
The Battle Belongs to the Lord