This was another uneventful week, which is the best kind of week I can ask for these days. Had my weekly blood test done this past Tuesday and the results were GREAT! All counts normal, except for WBCs, but that’s OK. I pray that the medication continues to work its wonders.
I went to Toronto Western Hospital yesterday, to see a plastic surgeon about the removal of a cyst on the back of my neck. The cyst is about the size of a ping pong ball. It’s ugly, but it’s not cancerous and really nothing to worry about if I’m healthy. However, it is a possible source of infection, and I don’t need any sources of infection, especially when I undergo chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant in the future, so we thought it would be best to get rid of it now. So, the operation is a minor one, scheduled for next Wednesday.
I also have an impacted wisdom tooth, which would also be a possible source of infection when my immune system is down. I should ask Dr. Yee if I should remove that now as well, since I’m doing relatively well. I want to eliminate all known risks right now, before my transplant.
No news about a suitable donor yet, but I must admit that thoughts of the transplant, and the risks involved, are starting to scare me now. I feel so normal now, but I know that when a donor is found, I’ll need to be brought very close to death’s door in order to be cured.