Well...I'll come right out with it. My younger sister, Lindsey, is a perfect match to be a donor. They said over the phone that she was an equivalent match like Mike. Knowing that, I am sure my doctors are all talking about what the next move is. With her being a perfect match, we can now pursue her as an option as being a possible donor. I am still not sure what we are ultimately going to do...and I think the doctors are on the same page. As for me, I have an appointment with one of my doctors tomorrow at Froedtert in Milwaukee. They are doing blood labs and a general checkup to make sure that I am still healthy. I am going to move back to my apartment after my appointment in New Berlin (which is 8-10 minutes from the hospital) and live there for the next few days. I am going to make a visit down to Whitewater (my college town) to visit friends and try to experience some more of this normalcy on Saturday.
I am feeling really well at the moment. All of the side effects from the chemotherapy have pretty much worn off and all of my counts are probably in the normal range. I feel...."normal." Going back into the hospital for more vigorous treatment is the last thing that I would like to do, but I know I have to do it. There really is no choice. I think it's worse this second time around knowing what I have ahead of me. I think I would rather not know than know. Either way, I will most likely be readmitted to the hospital next Tuesday when I have my bone marrow biopsy. It was originally scheduled to be this past Wednesday, but they weren't able to get me scheduled in for a biopsy until next Tuesday. All that pretty much means is that I get that much more time to live life and do everything that I won't get to do while I am there lying in a bed.
Anyways, I am sure as the next week comes, and I get some results back from the biopsy, that I will have a lot more to tell all of you. As for now, just know that I am feeling much better and that things are going really well.
Take care everyone and have a nice weekend!