We were back to Big City today to start the next five day round of chemo. There was a pretty bad snow and ice storm over the weekend here (well, bad for South Carolina) and so we left home early and with some trepidation. By the time it was time to leave, the temperature had risen to 40 degrees and so the roads were wet and not icy. So many schools and other facilities were closed that traffic was rather light and, despite our trepidations, we made it to Dr. Hema's pierce-atorium in record time!
As usual, blood tests are taken first and are evaluated in the lab right in Dr. Hema's facility. Dr. Hema came in the examining room with the results and told us he was very impressed and very happy with the result. He also said he felt it is appropriate to fine-tune the dose. He suggested that, rather than administer less fludarabine each treatment day, that it would serve the same purpose, and be easier on me, to simply administer for fewer days! We agreed that the treatments would be given Monday through Thursday only.
That suits me, since Friday has been play day for my adorable wife and me for many years. We enjoy a big breakfast out and scan the movie schedule for the latest release. Then pizza and a glass of wine for dinner and we feel like we've had a nice all-day date!
My progress continues to suggest tremendous improvement in my health. My energy and sense of general well-being support this completely. I continue to be very encouraged and hopeful.
Thank you all for your comments and emails. I feel great knowing you are all hoping and praying for me!