Saturday, July 19, 2008

This could be the start of something good Lionel Hampton

Three more pieces of good news:

1: Going home on Monday July 21. My wife and children and Marina (the backbone of our family for two decades) are scaring away any dirt  or dust or mold or germ within a 5 mile radius. I am much mellower here. They are going crazy with my early discharge. Originally the plan was that I would be in the cottages on the CoH campus for a month or two. But because I have done so well, especially not needing any  blood products, I don't need stay at any halfway house, and get to go straight home.

2: ANC (neutrophils) climbed past the 1000 mark today, so move the infection danger risk arrow another notch down.

3: My hair loss has stopped. A bit late. I need your advice. Do I shave or keep the wispy look?

More later.


Blogger Mike... said...

1) Very Cool

2) Very Cool

3) Not so cool. If it were closer to Halloween I would say keep it. At this point, you don't even have enough for a bad comb over. Finish the job and get rid of it.

July 19, 2008 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Dragon Slayer said...

The BEST news!!! Congratulations on your early release! I vote to have your wife decided whether to keep the hair or lose it-she's the one that has to look at you all day.
You have been such an inspiration to me. Thank you for forging ahead and making all us Cll'r's watch in awe.

July 19, 2008 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Shave it. lol. Glad to see your blog so represents how Ive come to kow you as your patient, that dry sense of humor (when i cut my head open right on the eye brow you said it would add to my character, lol, dang i have a lot of that), always there. Ime sure that has a lot to do with your sucsess such as it is in this case. Please know that you are in Cindy and my prayers. Thanks you for the updates here. I know you have a wonderfull family and you will all take care of each other and that s the meaning of it all. We"ll be rooting fo you and watcing your progress so stay the course and stay stong young man. Your patient Mark Finney

July 19, 2008 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger J.R. said...

I am awestruck.

With the expertise of a great medical care team, plus the love and caring of family and friends, you have overcome the foe with tenacity and faith.

What an incredible feat.

I wish you day after day of incredible wins as your journey continues.

July 19, 2008 at 9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although I think the "Hard Boiled Haggerty" look is WAY overdone today, I suppose it is the better look of the two.

Go ahead, SHAVE IT!

Charles De Long

July 20, 2008 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Great looking head of hair you have there. The Cytoxin will do that to you. That is a small price to pay for the BMT results that you have had over the last 20 days. You look great and I am glad that you will be going home. Is there a chance I can get your family to come and disinfect my house too?????

Your CLL Friend,

July 20, 2008 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Maybe starting the new life as

July 20, 2008 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Would look good as style like Grasshopper.

July 20, 2008 at 11:53 AM  

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