I'm afraid I have some dirturbing news folks.
I did a couple days ago a x-ray looking for the source of my constant cough and chest pain (light pain), it looked clear. Good. But x-ray is not the best image we can have. So next day I did a Tomography to be sure it was all okay. Well...The X-ray is not a very reliable test, that's why I did the tomography.
And the truth was revealed: 3 small nodules inside my left lung, I have a fungal infection.
Unfortunatelly, this is a serious condition for a patient that is yet in aplasia post-chemo. Almost certain death for patients half way between the last dose of chemo and the end of the aplasia, CERTAIN death for patients that just got the last dose. I am on the last days of my aplasia, but, I don't have any white blood cells yet. So, there's a pretty big chance I die.
I keep a spreadsheet with my blood test (yeah, I am a nerd hehehe) so I have a very clear view of my bone marrow behaviour after the chemo, and according to my numbers, I am just 4 days away from the sleeping beauty to wake up.
So, we're gonna start a new drug, stronger, to try to hold the infection as long as we can, hoping that my bone marrow wakes up soon. It's that simple, if my bone marrow takes too long, I'm dead, if she follows the previous patterns, and she did like a robot at the first 4 chemos (and I am hoping it does again hehehe), I have a fighting chance and I'll probably live.
Once again, my life hangs in the balance...But let's make one thing pretty clear: I'm not afraid to die, not at all. My wife knows the risk, I already called her and told the news. I just try to look at things objectively resulting in rational decisions.
I'll need luck now!
Have been telling you guys everything that happens, so a little heads up won't hurt!
Despite the fact my bone marrow is a bitch that works against me, I trust her to do the right thing. Well, kinda have to don't I? ahahahah...So once again, GOOD VIBES to Brazil folks! 110% bigger please! \o/