Day 12 – Another bit of good news

The initial 4 week chemo, that Rachana is in, is called the Induction phase, whose goal is the get her into remission i.e. no detectable leukemia. On day one they had pulled some bone marrow for cytogenetics testing. This report could have prompted a bone marrow transplant after the induction phase. The prognosis from this cytogenetics report is good, she does not have to go through a Bone Marrow Transplant immediately after remission. There is one more test called the FoundationOne which creates a genomic profile using that bone marrow, whose results are expected in a week. That result could still prompt a Bone Marrow Transplant to prevent a relapse, but that discussion is for another day. For now, Rachana is getting good at dodge ball – first the good news on the spinal column a few days ago and now this.

After the 2 units of blood last night Rachana was chirpy this morning. But the strong anti-nausea meds slowed her down. The intense hygiene routine, to prevent infections,  wears her down too. I am repeating this everyday so here I go again – It was a good but tiresome day for Rachana. We saw 2 States movie today but did’t complete it yet. It was a perfect easy going movie without much hoopla or action.


2 thoughts on “Day 12 – Another bit of good news

  1. Dear Rachna, on this Monday morning as I get ready for work, you are in my prayers. I can see your hospital from my desk at work. You will never be far from my thoughts or prayers during my work day.
    God bless you my friend. You are a warrior and a strong woman. Your hubby is doing a great job in his love and support of you and in keeping all of us updated.
    Everyone is cheering you on. We look forward to you coming home healthy, happy and fully healed after your treatment is over. Love and hugs xox

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