My 'induction' chemotherapy is going very smoothly so far. I feel tired but otherwise well. The standard plan is to test the 'induction' program at 14 days, when I would be eligible for discharge if my bone marrow shows that the cancer cells are suppressed.
After that, AML patients need either 'consolidation' therapy with higher dose chemotherapy or a bone marrow transplant. In my case, testing of the cells in my bone marrow ('cytogenetic' testing), suggests that a bone marrow transplant is the better option.
My sisters Genie and Meryl will be having their blood tested for compatibility, as are my children Adam, Evan and Marika.
None of this is a hurried process as it takes time to achieve remission first. Thanks for the email....I'm starting to send answers.