The other news is that the SCCA (Seattle Cancer Care Alliance) has tentatively scheduled October 20th as my admittance date for transplant. This is super good news, since we finally have a rough idea of the transplant schedule. So this would put the actual transplant itself at around November 10th.
So the new schedule is:
- another round of chemo
- 2 weeks of prep/tests at SCCA (starting Oct 20)
- 3-4 days of intense chemo/radiation
- 1-2 days of rest
- 4 weeks in-hospital recovery
- 1-2 months at home recovery
In other news, my platelets are at 15 and my ANC (absolute neutrophil count) is at 0.1. Ouch. An ANC value less than 0.5 means that you have problems fighting your own bacteria. 2.0 and above is normal. Time to stay away from people for a few days, especially now that everyone is getting a cold. Hopefully my platelets will hang in there so that I can go without another transfusion.