Tuesday, May 31, 2011

checking in - SGN dose 2. Life is good!

Howdy, team. Just a quick note from the infusion center lthis morning to let you know that things are going well. I'm getting another dose in the clinical trail I'm in. My blood counts continue to improve. Still on the lower end of things for whites, reds and platelets but everything is headed in the right direction. My neck shows no signs of any new lumps and bumps and the CT scan they did 3 weeks ago was normal. It did show some residual tissue damage from the Bleo toxicity I had last summer but hopefully that will go away over time. My pulmonary function is ok so I'm not too worried about this. I still do have some minor issues with my left arm due to the blood clot that started last summer so we're going to do some additional diagnostic work in August when I get my next CT scan.

While I was typing this one of my transplant buddies took a dinger in the hallway - the wonder of having low red blood cell count. Stand up to go to the bathroom, get dizzy - crash! Full contact potty run, as it were. Because of his low platelets they're a bit concerned that he may have some internal bleeding from the fall so they're sending him across the street to the hospital. His day just got a lot more complicated! So I'm happy to have a hematocrit of 40.5 and be able to stand up without feeling like I may pass out. It's the little things in life. No bumps on your neck, a functional (if slightly beaten up) pulmonary system and a healing blood system.

That's it for now. No news is good news in the cancer world. Later!

1 comment:

  1. Woo hoo! Healthy Papa! Let's keep it that way.