Saturday, March 7, 2015

Complete Remission

Yesterday Dr. Kadia said I am in "complete remission" from the MDS/AML we have been battling for over a year. This was not unexpected news because my test results this past month to six weeks were pointing in the remission direction. Last month Dr. Kadia used the word "remission" but not like he did yesterday. He believes I'm doing better than any of his patients with my condition. How relieved and excited we are!

We know this is not a cure. I will likely be on this drug for as long as it continues to keep me healthy. For now we are very grateful for this news and look forward to more improvement in the future. I need to get more strength, strength that comes from nourishment. My appetite continues to improve, slowly. It is a cycle of change I am trying to endure. I'm learning to eat different things that are high in protein and calories. Since my sickness begain I have lost over 40 pounds. This is weight I did not have to loose, so getting my strength up is closely connected to eating.  These are side affect issues for how my system reacts to this treatment. It is a learning process not without challenges. But all and all I am so happy to be producing good blood cells that appear cancer free, for now.

Thanks again for your continued prayers for us both.

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