Wow, today was a scary day. I haven't been able to shake this anxiety all day. Which surprises me. I thought I was Miss Calm Cool and Collected.
John and I called his oncologist at the Transplant Center today. He needed to ask whether or not he could stay on a certain medication, or if it would be contraindicated with the bone marrow transplant he is going to have in the future. Well, Dr. Claxton told him he would have to get off the medication. And then John spoke to him about some more things. He told him that he had been catching things lately (bronchitis, etc.). Dr. Claxton told him that he wanted him to do another bone marrow biopsy soon (ouch, they core you for that one!) to see what stage the MDS was at. John also asked him if he should get a flu shot, and Dr. Claxton said it would probably be pointless to get one this winter, as he wouldn't need it, as he might very well be getting the bone marrow transplant this winter!
I got on the phone, not knowing what they had discussed, and told Dr. Claxton how many hours John had been sleeping. He said this concerned him deeply, and with this information, and based on what John had told him, and the fact that there may be an available donor, he was thinking about doing the bone marrow transplant this winter.
To be honest with you I am stupified. I knew it would be soon, but not this soon. October is in two days. That means winter is in two months. So technically we could be talking two to five months here. This is so shocking to me. I thought I would be so calm when it came, but when it is staring you in the face it is different.
Well, that is about it. I guess I won't jump to conclusions. I will know more on Oct 20th.
Take care everyone. Love, Krissy :)