Going Home- Cancer Can Suck a Dick

I just got word that I am to go home today.

I can’t even begin to tell you how grateful I feel at this moment.

This news is quite bittersweet considering the past week was a rough one.  I mean, I told myself when I first got in here, that I would be home no later than the first week of December.   There would be no ifs ands or buts.

It’s only a small reprieve, as I must report back next Tuesday to start my second round of chemo, but it won’t be anything like it was this first go around.  Only a week stay and then I get to go home…repeat another 21 days later…..( 21 days later…Isn’t that a zombie movie??  Hmmmm…..wait a minute….)

The question of whether I need a bone marrow transplant is still up in the air, as my genetics are a bit funky.

I carry half the gene for this Philadelphia chromosome.  Philadelphia Chromosome

They aren’t quite sure what the implications for this will mean.   Will half the gene make it resistant to treatment?  Will having half of it make it more likely for this disease to come back?  They aren’t sure.  A week ago they were all gung ho about the transplant.  Making it sound like it was a must do.   Safety precaution.  Now it seems they want to just stick with the chemo and see what happens.   There’s an extra boost of chemo they can give that they also feel will knock it out.  I should be more involved with the logistics on this, this is important stuff….but all I can think about right now are cheeseburgers.

But in spite of all that, today is the best I’ve felt in a while.  Sadly (?) I ate a whole box of Dots candy.  I mean…cause I can.  A few days ago I couldn’t.  And I get to go home.  And eat all the foods.

All.  The. Foods.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Frank A Kustra
    Dec 02, 2015 @ 21:58:36

    How do we know if we have the chromosome to help you?

    Reply

    • pixiegirlkc52
      Dec 03, 2015 @ 08:13:16

      I have the ABL half of the gene. That’s all they know and not something they come across very often…if at all. DNA testing usually reveals if you have the gene or not.

      Reply

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