Monday, March 5, 2012

Screening Columbus, Ohio

I wish I could share some news, but after a day of being poked and probed and scanned, and starved, all in a very pleasant and efficient way, I am heading home only knowing that my CBC remains goods. all the other labs, biopsy reports, and CT finding are pending. They need to know I don't have some hidden disease, infectious or otherwise, that will suddenly flare up when my immunity takes a hit.

Here's what I do know.

My hemoglobin was a near normal 13.6, my platelets were low for me but still great at 329,000 and my ALC was 2.6. All good, very good in fact.

The only weird finding was my eosinophils were 1,100, more that double normal. These relatively rare granular white blood cells are usually elevated with allergies or some strange parasitic problem. Or maybe it's a lab error. I will have it repeated on Friday, and that should give me an answer. I seem to recall in bumping up before and being nothing.

I can't wait to get started. Next week, ofatumumab.

But first I need to get up at 3:15 AM to catch a 6 AM plane to Chicago on my way to Oakland to see my granddaughter before my immunity is hobbled again. Then visiting a little girl who goes to day care may be too risky a proposition..

Seeing her is my reward for all this ......trial.

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Anonymous jcleri said...

And what a great reward it is. Enjoy your time with her. They grow up so fast.

Have a blessed week.


March 6, 2012 at 9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has been found that children in day care/pre school harbor s.pneumonia in their upper nasal cavities so your concern about future visits is well founded. I suspect my two bouts with pneumonia came after visiting my grandson who, at the time, was in pre school.
Be well, TomD

March 6, 2012 at 11:01 AM  
Blogger suzanne said...

enjoy your visit with the granddaughter.

hope all goes well with the trial

March 6, 2012 at 6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A very nice reward. Wishing you stellar success in this trial.

--Janet Morrison

March 6, 2012 at 7:04 PM  

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