The bone marrow biopsy from the week before and the Foundation One genetic results came up clean. The bone marrow results we got were preliminary and the final results be come in about 10 days, but the doctor expects those to be clean as well. The Foundation One genetic profiling result showed Rachana’s leukemia marrow sample… Read More Phase 4 has a hectic start
This has been a rough week for Rachana . Chemo, tired, aching, nausea, low counts and finally a blood transfusion to stabilize things. On Monday she received chemo intravenously (IV) and also intrathecally (IT) i.e. in the spine. The IT procedure is never pleasant; they first inject a numbing medicine in the muscles around the spine, which… Read More Rough week
Phase 3 started on July 11th 2016 and things are going great till now. This phase has chemos on Day 1, 2, 11, 21, 22, 31, and 41. As the chemos as essentially 10 days apart our thinking is she will not drop her counts too low and feel beaten; there is enough time between the… Read More Phase 3 has an easy start
It was a tough week for Rachana. The chemo injection in the spine is causing much discomfort with aches that travel from the mid back to the head. It’s usually better when she lies down; so the 3 trips we had to make to the clinic this week were not good. She is now lying down… Read More Tough week
The CT scan of the stomach came back all clear. There was no infection. The doctors think it’s the sores/ulcers, same as the mouth, that are troubling the stomach. It’ll heal as the blood counts, the white blood cells, the ANC keep rising to normal levels. The bone marrow biopsy was done this afternoon. It was… Read More Day 29 – Oh the anticipation
The other day Rachana and I were talking about how the medical field is mostly against usual conventions. Receiving a negative result is welcomed. You never want to hear a Dr. say ‘See you soon’. A hospital is a business that thrives when it does not have repeat customers. So, the spinal fluid results are back… Read More Day 7 – Spinal tap was negative; which is a big positive!