Saturday, October 22, 2011

Surprisingly Strong Counts!!

What can I say?
Hello friends, it's always a joy to bring good news - and on a glorious Saturday that is just stunning here....about 65 degrees, bluebird sky and light breezes....I walked for about 70 minutes this morning - feelin' stronger every day...praise God.  The big news is that my counts were up substantially yesterday, particularly my whites - they were 3,000, up from about 500 on Wednesday - the neutrophils were up to 2.4, up from .3 on Wednesday.  That means that I'm no longer neutropenic, and I have a reasonable infection defense now - which is great!  My physician's assistant (PA), Jessica, said the neutrophil pop could have been in part due to a Neulasta shot I had on the 12th (but that was quite a while ago)...she and Dr. Kritz are very encouraged about the counts - my platelets came up a bit, too.  The weekend and coming week should be about as close to being normal as I have been since early September - of course we are taking everything a day at a time and assuming nothing.  Still, we are very thankful and blessed at this latest turn.  Who knows, maybe a little fall fishing this week!  hyper CVAD round 2 is still open but it looks like maybe sometime between Nov 2 and Nov 9....we should be a little more certain next week.

Rom 11:36: "For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen."


  1. Great to see you smiling Dan! That's great news on the counts, and on your exercise on this beautiful day in Raleigh.

  2. Dan, we are in joy with you – and we can feel spiritually so closely connected. You’re always in our prayers, so keep up your high spirit!