I had a clinic appointment this morning and didn't need to be infused with anything. My platelets are really "hanging on" as the nurses say. They infuse me when I get under 10 and they were still at 32 today after having an infusion on Monday. However, I do have a busy day tomorrow full of things I have to do before starting the clinical trial. I have to go to the clinic at 10:30 for a bone marrow biopsy. Dr. Rizzieri is actually going to do it since his PA is on vacation so we'll see how the "expert" does. I think this makes number 9 or 10??? I have lost count. They will probably give me platelets tomorrow as well so that I can have the weekend off. After the clinic visit I have a CT Scan of my chest and an echocardiogram of my heart. Neither of these procedures are invasive or anything just time consuming. Since this is a new drug they want to monitor closely how it affects different organs so a before "picture" is needed.
I will start the trial next week. Someone had to drop out of the "first round" so I will get the lower dose which I was a little disappointed about. However, this means I get to start treatment sooner which the doctors thought would be best.
Chris, Kelly, Christian, and Adam are coming down this weekend and I cannot wait to see "my boys" (and Chris and Kelly too). I'm sure seeing them will help my mental state a lot. Both Adam and mom have birthdays next week so we're getting a Coldstone cake too (I get excited about the little things at this point).
Hope the week is going well and thanks for EVERYTHING,