Friday, November 10, 2017


Things are going in the wrong direction. I'll be starting a new med asap and the new goal is to get me into remission for another transplant. Not what I had hoped for.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Biopsy Done

I had the biopsy and a unit of blood. My doc (Dr. Douvas) did a great biopsy. This is not a walk in the park but he made it tolerable. Best. Biopsy. EVAH!
Can you tell I've had blood?
I get another unit tomorrow and then I wait for the biopsy results. No one has a clear idea of how to proceed until we get this info- so we wait. Hopefully not more than 2 weeks.
Happy Halloween. Thomas was Hei Hei, the chicken from Moana. Pretty freekin cute.
Take care,

Friday, October 27, 2017

Boy vs girl

I just finished my last chemo of this cycle. Good. I got my results back from the doc and my girl cells are up from 50% to 75% and my boy cells (donor) are down to 25%. My Doc (Dr. Douvas) has scheduled me for a bone marrow biopsy this coming Monday so we have a clearer idea of what's going on. The Chemo should be bringing the boys back but the reverse is happening.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

bloody mcblood blood

things went fine with chemo last week- my hemoglobin tanked the following week. I'm 2 bags low this time. I'm at uva now getting transfused. My doc thinks its chemo side affects and that I should be patient. So I am.
on the drip,

Monday, September 25, 2017

New Round started today

I started my third round of chemo today- proceeded by another pint of delicious blood. The doc says I am producing new young red blood cells so I'm moving in the right direction. My platelets are good and I just need to remain calm and proceed. So that's the plan.
Our renovation is almost 100% done- we are sleeping upstairs and using one of the new bathrooms. It is beautiful. No lie.
The doc took extra blood to test my boy vs girl white blood cells.  It takes a week to get the results. 3 months ago it was almost 50/50. The goal is to get me back to all boy (donor), thus my regret over that awesome skirt. Once I'm all boy again, Ima need more girly clothes!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Needed more blood ...... so I got it

I was feeling out of breathe last weekend so I went to the docs and established I was about a pint low. I spent the day getting refueled. I'm at about 75%. This relapse has def slowed me down.
Not loving this but I am carrying on. I just grouted the last tile work I did on the bathroom renovation and it is pretty sweet. I'm still bummed about not buying that skirt.
Taking care,

Monday, August 28, 2017

Moving along nicely

I had a blood transfusion last week and man was that great! I felt like an angry young man, but not angry or a man. Maybe just young. I started my next round today and the doc says my hemoglobin is still "goodish", my platelets have increased to normalish and my marrow is producing lots of new young red blood cells which indicated the chemo is doing it's job. He doesn't expect I'll need anymore transfusions which is great news. I feel good. I'm going to work in the garden. So there!
Take care,

PS. I'm adding a photo from several years ago when I went thrift store shopping with my girls, Silvia and Angi. Believe it or not, I did NOT buy this tutu. WTF was I thinking??? I'd wear it to Chemo if I had it!