I hate having negative posts but unfortunately this will probably be one of them. We did not get very good news today at the clinic. My white count increased by another point and the percentage of blasts in my blood went up to 68%. (It had been consistently staying around 50%). So it looks like the STA-9090 is no longer working on my Leukemia.
Dr. Rizzieri came and talked to us for a while and decided to go ahead and give me my treatment today and recheck everything again on Tuesday. In the meantime, he will be looking into other options for treatment. He said there is another trial opening up in May for a drug that is theoretically similar to STA-9090 but different. That may be one option for me. They plan on putting me on the medicine Hydrea to keep my white count down until we have a plan set into motion.
In spite of this, I'm still feeling really well and I'm also thankful that I have a doctor who will keep trying and keep coming up with plans even if the end result is just prolonging my life.
I have to end on a positive note: Peanut Butter Pie from TGIFridays!!!