Thursday, July 5, 2007

Temperature's Risin' (And so are the blood counts)

My blood counts are on the rise, and none too soon. With record temperatures predicted, I'm planning to cool off in the ocean this weekend.

I'm scheduled for a slew of tests next week, including a bone marrow biopsy next Friday. The BMB results will determine if my bone marrow is functioning normally or if I've developed myelodysplasia (abnormality of the bone marrow), a precursor to leukemia. About 7% of lymphoma patients receiving high-dose chemo will develop this disease. Cancer from chemo? Who knew?

Based on my lousy blood counts and inability to rebound, my doctor is still "concerned" that this is a possibility, but we won't know 'til we get there.

In the meantime, I'm looking forward to that ocean swim.

1 comment:

Suzy Keleher said...

may the dolfins greet you...they were playing by Krista, Joe and Kira the other day at Huntington Beach...love you, Suze