At my last doctor visit, my counts were stable, even if it took drugs to accomplish it. I got 2 weeks until my regular check up in stead of one. We’ll see how stable they really are!
I have two options just now for my recovery. We are looking for another possible bone marrow donor, using my son and sister as haplo ( half) DNA matches and looking in the Bone Marrow Bank for maybe a new untapped donor. We tested my daughter and I have antibodies against her and she’s not a candidate. I have major antibodies that I have developed over the years to complicate donor matching possibility. The testing is in process and maybe I’ll know by mid-end of September for the haplo-identical transplant. It is an experimental option, but has great potential once it tis perfected in the years to come.
The other option is to endure and go day to day. I have to wake each day and plan what I can accomplish that day. Sitting doing nothing is mentally and physically deteriorating. I am getting stronger and have energy to walk a little and do service projects as long as I pace myself and throw in a nap now and then!
So, when I say enjoy each day as it comes, I pray my counts will remain stable and maybe even improve on their own. That is my second option for recovery. The doctor sees my stability as good for now and encourages me to get out and get a life. With the WBC booster drug, Neupogen, I don’t have to fear infections as before and may as well go to meetings and lunch and movies as I want.
I’m feeling stronger, although that doesn’t reflect my actual leukemia status. It doesn’t matter. I do as much as I can when I can and enjoy life!! Hope you do, too!!