I have been fighting cll/stage 4 for seven years with little success. Have had all standard chemo and have been in two clinical trials (ibrutnib and ABT199). The ibrutnib worked great for about a year and a half. When it failed it was fast! Then I tried ABT199 which helped save my life, but was short lived,only four months.
I saw my doctor Wednesday and I am scheduled for bone marrow transplant at the end of this month. I am so excited! The match has been found and has agreed to donate. I feel so thankful to this person that is stepping forward to help me and they don't even know me. It shows that there are people that care.
I don't just have cll/stage 4 but have a p17 deletion plus because of all the chemo I have had I have mutated blood cells. I feel great and my counts are not bad considering where I am at! I am very fortunate to have great doctors and a wonderful support system of friends and family, but most of all I have faith. God will be walking with me every step of the way.