Short update: the conference reviewed my case today and recommended a re-transplant using the same donor. This would happen ASAP, assuming the donor is still willing. The conditioning regimen would include chemotherapy and radiation this time, not just chemotherapy, so that's a little scary since radiation is pretty tough stuff. They called to see if we wanted to proceed, and I gave the OK. They're in the process of contacting the donor now.
If the counts recover by themselves before the transplant, we'll cancel it. But it seems less and less likely. So the next step is that I expect to be re-admitted back into the SCCA program and we'll start with a consultation to go over the plan and to give us a chance to ask questions, get all the details, and understand how they came to their consensus. In the meantime, I'll be on daily blood draws and transfusions as needed to keep me going until the transplant, unless the counts recover by themselves. But Johanna and I are happy that there is a solid plan that the professionals are all on board with. Even my local oncologist, who worries incessantly about me, agrees that it's a good plan.
I'm sitting in the infusion room with Johanna and my mom getting platelets right now, and am amped up on a double tall iced mocha with whip cream, so I'm feeling pretty good. After this we may head over to West Seattle for crinkle cookies at Alki Bakery.