Tuesday, July 26, 2011

July 26

Yesterday I went to the clinic and had another Bone marrow biopsy. This is never fun. This is the big test that tells if my donor is still in charge of my immune system. I'll have all the results back in a month. I'm still anemic but that takes a while to change.
I'm optimistic, of course, but it will be good to have the test results back. I spoke with the Physicians Asst. about my limitations and it's still unclear. I need to speak to the big cheese. In the meantime I'm being careful and enjoying being more social. I'll update when i know something new.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Magical 256!!!!!

So.....my tests came back and indicate that my immune system is up and running!!!!!!!!! I still have some immunizations in place (rubella, mumps, measles, & tetanus) from before the transplant. The doc says they may need to be repeated in the next four years...or not. Not a problem either way. I received my polio vaccine today and some wheel thing on my arm to test for something to do with my immune system. The doc says I can eat in restaurants and don't need to wear a mask!!!!!! Needless to say, I'm dipping my toes in the water and slowly acclimating to this brave new world, not jumping in. He says I'm way ahead of the curve on my recovery and expects things to continue to go well. The big markers are 1st year, third year and fifth year. After that, they consider me to be in full remission. I'm stunned. I'm amazed. I'm so so so happy! In two week I get another Bone Marrow biopsy to make sure everything is kosher and working properly. What a day!!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Day 249!!!

Nothing to report. I'm feeling good- keeping up with exercising, juicing, EMDR etc. Washing my hands like a crazy person, wearing my mask and thinking sanitary thoughts! We had a great weekend and are going to try to get to bed early. Happy 4th of July!
Take care,