About ten days ago, the blood counts suddenly dropped to alarmingly low levels thereby increasing the risk of opportunistic infections. This was due to immuno-suppressants which are being administered to prevent Graft Vs Host Disease (GVHD).
In GVHD the WBCs of new marrow start to attack not only any residual cancer cells but also solid organs like liver, gut, skin, etc. which can become very nasty. Hence GVHD is a double-edged sword but a necessary evil too.
So as doctors stopped immuno-suppressants on 7th Dec to pep-up the counts, we are now treading in the GVH domain with crossed fingers for a low grade & controlled GVH. Sounds like ‘cherry-picking’!
Thanks for your prayers & wishes!