Right now we are on our way home from Florida, which has been a welcome hiatus. Good lord is it ever hot here in August. We did some fishing yesterday, and I managed to catch a couple small sharks and a grouper.
Unfortunately, I got some bad news right before we left. They found cancerous cells within my cerebrospinal fluid from when they did the lumbar puncture last week. Since a needle is the only way to get chemo into the CSF, I will need to get lumbar punctures twice a week until two in a row show no leukemia. Although this is unexpected and unfortunate, in the realm of potential bad news I could received this is not the worst. They are going to give me methotrexate and cytarabine via LP but because this is a smaller, more isolated area the concentration of the drugs will be higher than when I was given these drugs via IV.
In addition, I will start my second cycle of nelarabine starting next Monday. After my second cycle they will check my bone marrow to see if I am in remission.