I received the results of my bone marrow biopsy the day before my 35th birthday, on 8/10. I haven’t written because I was really hoping to be in complete remission (0% leukemia in my cells), but did only have 5%. It’s a significant improvement, as I started my journey with 85-90% leukemia cells, so I recognize that, but I really was hoping for a 0%.
With still having leukemia in my cells, the doctor would like another bone marrow biopsy, in late-October. I asked this time to be put to sleep, since my last one was so traumatic. Granted, I can handle it, but if there is an option to be put to sleep, why not? And, with meeting my out of pocket max for insurance before I even started chemo in April, I’m thankfully not having to worry about the cost.
Regarding my hair loss, the doctor did say sometimes the cells could all be “in sync” and could be why it seems more than normal. With already having my estrogen and thyroid levels checked, it’s about the only other reason to explain it (unfortunately). The amount of hair I’ve been losing has dropped off (I’ve been washing it less too), but it’s still more than I’d care to see.
Outside of that, we’ve added two adorable mini schnauzer puppies to our home, Bobbi and Stella, both girls and from the same litter. They have kept us busy and on our toes since we brought them home on 8/2. They haven’t been to the vet or groomer yet, as they aren’t due for their shots yet, but will look a little less “fluffy” next week!
Bobbi (blue) & Stella (red) Stella Bobbi