Chronicle of a Stem Cell Transplant (and on through to the other side)

Monday, April 06, 2009

On Trial. Well, Almost...

And so it begins...again.

The official "work-up" in preparation for the SGN 35 trial has begun.

Scheduling is underway for the numerous tests and procedures (ECG, CT, PET, and another bone marrow biopsy) that must be done before I am actually accepted into the trial (it'd be a bit of a kicker if, after all this time, I didn't qualify). However, lucky me, I've "failed" a stem cell transplant and have enough measurable disease that I'll likely make the grade.

I am happy to be at this point. Hell, I'm happy to be anywhere, as I was told last year in Montreal that this trial wouldn't open "in time" for me.

Well here I am. Now let's get to work.