Inferior Imitator

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Moving Right Along

My latest ultrasound showed the ovarian cyst is gone, so I'm onto another round of treatment. I'm trying a new drug - Femara - this time. It's not FDA approved for infertility (it's actually a drug used for treatment of breast cancer) but it does the same the same thing as Clomid, and has less risk of side effects like cysts. I didn't have any of the moodiness and nausea the Clomid gave me, so I like it already. As long as it produces results, of course.

Mom's transplant doctor is recommending that they plan the bone marrow transplant sooner rather than later. We found out last week that both her sister and her brother are matches, so that was a pretty incredible blessing. We were told that they wanted to see the cancerous cells in her bone marrow at less than 50%, but new thinking is that as long as an upcoming PET scan doesn't show cancerous cells in other parts of the body, they want to go ahead and do the transplant while she's healthy so she has a better chance of fighting back.

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2 Antiphon:

2:22 PM, April 02, 2013, Anonymous Annika

Man, science is AMAZING.

Fingers are crossed for both you and your mom!

5:11 PM, April 02, 2013, Blogger Soupytwist



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