Friday, May 14, 2010


Out of danger. Platelets up to 110,000 after only 2 days from my last IVig. When they fell to a scary 29,000 in November 2009, they climbed back all the way to 101,000 at 48 hours post infusion on their way up to their healthy height of greater that 200,000.

This time, I am assuming they are on a similar celebratory trajectory.

It is likely that my last IVig just ran out of steam when I stretched it out to day 21, and I need either a higher dose or a shorter interval to be safe.

It also means that my ITP has not burnt out and still needs to be stared down every few weeks. It was a long shot to dream that it might be gone, but it was a sweet and harmless fantasy.

On balance, it is good news. Vigilance is demanded, travel is limited to two weeks jaunts, and my life rolls on while I try and fail to stay Zen calm while riding the CLL roller coaster.



Blogger Ronni Gordon said...

Love those platelets. Congratulations!

May 15, 2010 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Good on you, Brian. I fail all the time, too, calm or not.

May 16, 2010 at 7:26 AM  
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May 20, 2010 at 1:04 AM  
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