Friday, February 25, 2011


Renee and I hiking near Sedona, AZ, April 2010

Hi all.....quick update...I saw Dr. Kritz and got labs on Wednesday....great news, my neutrophils were 2800, double what they were on Friday the 18th.  My overall white count was 4300, up from 3800, and my lymphocytes were down to 1400 from 2000.  Lots of numbers, but together they represent a milestone, in that the composition of my blood is fully normal - right number and proportion of lymphocytes and neutrophils, plus my red cells, platelets, and hemoglobin are in the acceptable range.  So, I have normal blood for the first time in many years!  It's too soon to tell if I am in remission - the chemo has "hammered" my blood into normality, whereas the definition of remission is that my marrow, post-chemo, produces everything in the right proportions by itself.  Still, a great set of results for 2 cycles of treatment.  Thanks to everyone for your concern and prayers.
"But those who wait on the Lord

Shall renew their strength;

They shall mount up with wings like eagles,

They shall run and not be weary,

They shall walk and not faint."

Isaiah 40:31

1 comment:

  1. It was great to see you yesterday and to hear of your continued great reports and progress!