I haven't been able to write an entry for awhile, but I wanted you to know that my oncology appointment on July 28th went well.
My cancer is not back. When my oncologist returned from vacation he told me that the doctors who thought my cancer was back didn't have his experience in treating MDS. That's why they were mistaken.
He's quite pleased with my progress both with the transplant and with my kidneys. The reason my kidneys were not functioning as well as they had been was because of a medication I was taking. My oncologist is taking me off this medication gradually, and my kidneys have already begun to improve. I will be off this medication in about a week.
The only thing my oncologist is concerned about is my iron level. I have iron overload from the more than 100 blood transfusions I've had since my bone marrow transplant. My iron level is more than 7 times the normal level what it should be. In the near future, my oncologist is hoping to put me on a medication which will lower my iron level back to normal.
I want to thank every one for their concern, comments and prayers. Your support really means a lot to me. You made it easier to get through this. I'll do my best to keep you up to date on my future progress.