First of all apologies for the radio silence. Many of you have contacted me asking if everything is fine. Thanks for that. Yes, all is going well, in fact EXCELLENT!
The last weeks have been busy finishing my second cycle of consolidation chemo and starting my third cycle two weeks ago. The usual 4-5 weeks of cocktails, cells extermination and recovery… It’s amazing how body and mind can get used so quickly to the “new normal” 😉
As you may remember we started a SEARCH FOR DONOR two months ago when we found out that my siblings were not compatible. This search has been done across the global donors database that covers over 25 Million generous donors registered globally.
Well, the excellent news are that WE HAVE A DONOR CONFIRMED!! This Superman/woman ( donation is totally anonymous at this point) is compatible with my cell type by a factor 10/10 ( the best compatibility that the transplant team can measure) and he/she has gone through all the tests required to confirm compatibility and now has finally agreed to donate his/her stem cells to give me a great chance to get rid of Leukemia.
WOW, that’s GENEROSITY!!
So.. WHAT IS NEXT? Over the next few weeks I’ll complete my current cycle and in aprox three weeks I’ll be back to Stanford Hospital to start the process for Bone Marrow Transplant. That will be approx 4-5 weeks at the hospital followed by two months at home but with daily follow ups and very close supervision to control potential rejection.
Please, let me make it very clear. Nothing is 100% guaranteed in this Cancer/Leukemia business. The Bone Marrow transplant is a procedure with its own complications, very serious side effects and serious risk of rejection, but at the same time it’s the best option to get “cured” and avoid Leukemia to come back.
So… there we go. Thanks in advance to my Superman/woman and to all of your guys for the constant support.
A few more weeks until the new phase of Project Starwars begins 😉