In the bone marrow test taken the other day the doctor didn’t get the full sample and we were told that shouldn’t be an issue, but it turns out they want to repeat it. I thought I was done with bone marrow biopsies for a while but alas, we battle on. Now we have to hope everything will go smoothly tomorrow morning and the labs can scan this sample quickly for the MRD test they carry out!
At the moment I have been feeling pretty tired and out of sorts. During the Induction month I was really active and this sudden dip in energy made me realise how many things I was fitting into each day. Now I’m finally feeling the knock of the chemo drugs and realising how much my body has been through. I know that I need to give it time off to rest and be weak, however the thought of just slobbing around sleeping most of the time still seems wrong! I’m finding it annoying that I can’t really do much and seeing people is difficult as I start to feel tired and a bit off.
The doctors are hoping to start my second phase of chemo at the end of this week or early next week, we are just waiting for my levels to go up enough. The “consolidation” is supposed to be less intense than the induction and the drug chart seems to show this which is a relief, my worry now is how I will feel on the drugs and having to have a lumbar puncture on the first day of the first three weeks isn’t going to be fun!
Today has been a good day though, as always it was lovely to have my aunty here and after she left I had a valuable rest and relaxation time. I hope your weeks have all got off to a good start and I’ll post again soon!