Friday, May 28, 2010


That was my platelet count today.

No way to sugar coat it. This is bad news. To say otherwise, to borrow for my last post would stink up the place with the powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity.

Before I go into the details of what I see in my road ahead, I need to thank a few people.

The radiologist at St Jude triple booked my CT scan, the lab staff stayed late to redraw my blood (and give me a proud tour of their new facility), Dr. Sharma acted quickly and decisively to get the ball rolling, Dr. Forman weighted in and seconded the plan expeditiously by email, the nurses were all great getting the paperwork aligned, the scheduling staff at the hospital and at the clinic wrought miracles, and my wife was right there for me.

It will all be fine, just different and busier, but fine. Have no doubts. It will all be fine.

No panic, please. No big changes. I am just turning off the cruise control and driving myself, with a lot of help from my friends. I am still heading to a place of a healthy old age. And I still plan to have a hell of a time getting there. No stinking ITP is going to spoil my fun.

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Blogger Dragon Slayer said...

ITP is gaining on you but if I know you, you're one step ahead of it. It's a foot race, My bets on you. Hang in there

May 29, 2010 at 7:03 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Brian

I was about to comment to say that I had missed your posting and then the latest blog entry popped up.
So sorry to read the latest test results.
Take your time thinking through the possibilities.
Be careful and be wise and above all be safe and healthy.
Susan in dull miserable rainy London

May 29, 2010 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Thinking of you and your family.

May 29, 2010 at 7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I join all your friends in thinking and praying for you.

Irv Noble

May 30, 2010 at 7:22 AM  

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