Sunday, September 9, 2007

Platelet Watch Summer 2007 (Penultimate Update?)

I made it back from the UK with 56 platelets on board. This, apparently, is good news as it demonstrates a trend toward stability.

My dear, dedicated and highly professional healthcare team were taking bets on what my CBC was going to come back with when I showed up in the office for the first time in over two weeks last Wednesday. Not sure how I feel about the fact that THE Nurse was pegging me at 18. Others were more optimistic. The winning healthcare professional (Price is Right rules apply) came in at 50. Her prize: getting to administer my IV Ig and monitor me for the morning. That will learn her.

Friday morning found me back at the oncologist's office, this time with 70 platelets! That's treatable range folks. So a plan has been devised:
So things are looking really, really great right now. And, I am so happy that a sense of normalcy is returning. Funny that, right? My normal life with cancer.

However, be assured that despite the slowly enveloping calm, I've got a full frontal view of my next anxiety attack:
scans that should have occurred in August will be scheduled shortly.

The adventure never ends.


Anonymous said...

I'm glad that you got to enjoy your ride and even happier that the platelet count is increasing!


Lili said...

Welcome back! Hope the little platelet buggers keep on growing.

jess said...

Yay!!! I am so proud of you for doing this ride and so happy that your platelets are going up. If I was really creative, I would add a link to a really cool picture of a creative woman, but I lack those kinds of skills. ;-)

jess again said...

whoops, that was supposed to be "very happy woman"

Anonymous said...

Hey girlie! Good news huh? Must have been all that country air and Harley fumes!!

Keeping my fingers and toes crossed that you stay well and that we get to meet up when I'm in NY.

Missing you - love to you and yours,