What does that mean for Our Beloved Heroine?
The induction of chemotherapy will be what's called "3+7". Three days of daily dosing of idarubicin along with Ara-C given continuously for seven days. I'll feel pretty good during this time. Second week is when I feel like charred dog crap (nausea, fever, rash, mouth sores, hair loss, infection) That's when the good times will be rolling.
Day 13 or 14 I'll be tapped for another bone marrow biopsy to see if my marrow is clean of The Stupid Cells. If clean, I'm in remission. If not, more poison juice in the bloodstream.
But right now, I'm just thinking about getting through each day.
Before I go off to sleepytown, my eternal gratitude goes out to all of those who commented, e-mailed, called or dropped by. Normally, I am a pretty introverted gal, but all this socialization has done wonders for my spirits. All your prayers and good support is bolstering me for the battle ahead, in a way helping put on my armor and sheathing my sword for me.
Tomorrow, I mount my steed.