Taken from my friend Matt –
I have been thinking a great deal about the next step in my journey with cancer. Dr. J wants to start the stem cell harvest as I get closer to CR (complete remission)
I am hoping to avoid this. As I said before, I will do whatever he recommends but here are the arguments for and against. I have met people who have had no transplant and are 20+ years into this. I guess it depends on the individual and the intensity of the disease. Dr. J says I have a “bulky” presentation.
I am sitting here this morning having my morning coffee and thinking about this stuff. Why? I have a wife and two beautiful children upstairs sleeping. I should be thinking about them – not stem cells.
Off again to Mt. Sinai for round 2, cycle 4 of CRD. Looking forward to watching some NCAA hoops there and sharing some time with my brother. Looking forward to coming home tonight and doing the same with the wonderful people upstairs sleeping right now.
Hope to have some good numbers to report for everyone …. and I’m not talking about my brackets!
It’s a great day to fight “bulky” cancer …. AGAIN. #bradstrong