Monday, September 12, 2011

Good news for PERU

Lab tests were great going 17 days between treatments. That is a full 3 days longer than my usual cycle.

Platelets were a wonderful 409,000, Hg was OK at 13.7 and WBC was steady at 6.8. Diff is pending.

All of those are good or very good.

Certainly good enough to travel.

There is always some drama and breath holding when I get my blood results and my IVIG infusion often the day before I am scheduled to I hit the road.

And I am not talking about the 3 pokes to start the IV and the 4th to draw the blood. OUCH! I sure don't want to look like an IV drug user when I arrive at the airport in PERU. Long sleeves for me.

What I am talking about is that more than once I have needed to cancel my trip at the last minute due to a low count. It has taught me to never take anything for granted.

But no need to use my cancellation insurance with the more expensive pre-existing rider this time. Not for a long time. The low dose of cyclosporin seems to be keeping my ITP at bay.

I am grateful and excited.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous JCLERI said...

SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE OFF TO PERU. ENJOY YOURSELF......i KNOW NO ONE THAT DESERVES IT MORE..........TAKE LOTS OF PICTURES.

BLESSINGS,

JUDY

September 13, 2011 at 7:37 AM  

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