Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Double digits

My platelets fell below 100,00o today (OK they were 99,000), but they are continuing to fall to the tune of 10,000 a day. Sounds like the stock market last autumn.

Also had my bone marrow biopsy (this is going hurt he said and he didn't lie), and that will help determine the wisest course.

That said, the fog is a bit thick these days, but the shadows are becoming clearer and I am sensing a narrow precarious but manageable path not just out of the present danger, but onto a freeway that leads to a crotchety old age.

I will get a low dose of of IVIG on Friday to buy some time and more importantly some platelets.

So much to write, but I must prepare for a CME teleconference tomorrow on Sleep-Wake disorders, so please forgive me for my scant posting in these critical moments. I promise I will try to shine a light on these twists and turns very soon.

For now, be assured the game is on, and I still have a few winning tricks up my sleeve.

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Anonymous Helene said...

You can do it, and when the time and mood are right, I hope you'll share all your thoughts and plans,

August 20, 2009 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

"freeway, crotchety old age," I like it! I think I'm still on the footpath.

Best wishes, Brian.

August 20, 2009 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger Marcia said...

Blessings along the way...

August 20, 2009 at 9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've had 10 BMB so far. The first five or so were OK, but they are more and more painful. The technicians at MD Anderson told me they would not do another because I was in too much pain.

I told Dr. Kipps that I wanted pain medication. I received two percocet. That did the trick. No pain, no fuzziness after an hour or so.

I won't do another one without the percocet. It needs to be taken about an hour before the procedure.

I'm sorry I don't know the dose, but that should be easy for you to find out.

August 24, 2009 at 7:47 PM  

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