The IRB approved my protocol. Now the protocol needs to be posted and printed and then Dr. Munshi will come over and consent me and then we can start.
The chemo is a 2-drug regimen. The first day I’ll get both (which is standard) and then apparently there’s some wiggle room for days 2 and 3.
The goal of this chemo is to move out all of my lymphocytes to make room for the re-engineered ones (CAR-T cells) which will proliferate.
They will watch my platelets (currently 12) and hematocrit (currently 23.4) and supplement with transfusions as needed.
I am about 90% sure we’ll start today, but it’s 10:30 and the clock is ticking…
I am so grateful for the love and support that continues to come my way. Thank you, thank you, thank you.