I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who watches curling (I can't believe I just admitted that). You turn to the olympics and you're like "oh it's just curling" and then you can't change the channel because you get hooked on this weird stone sliding sport. However, I do not understand the rules or the physics of the sweeping???
My visit to the clinic yesterday went well. I had my seventh treatment and also received an infusion of platelets. The nurse practitioner who organizes/oversees all of the clinical trials for Leukemia came by and said the drug company is really interested in me. I'm one of the only ones whose Leukemia is staying in check and not having a lot of side effects. They even requested extra blood samples from me so they could further analyze my cells to see what's different about my Leukemia than other Leukemias that have continued to multiply despite of the drug. Next week ends "cycle 2" and we'll make a decision about how to proceed with cycle 3. We thought the dose would just go up but they are also considering giving me the same dose of the drug but twice a week instead of once a week. I have no idea how to decide which of these would be better so I will probably defer to Dr. Rizzieri's judgement.
It's still a little frustrating to me that the doctors are excited that my Leukemia is somewhat "controlled" by this drug. Of course that is a good thing, but at the same time I want to think about getting rid of the cancer instead of just keeping it from growing. However, I will take what I can get.
As always, much thanks, Amy