Friday, March 23, 2012

Seven Years!

Seven years ago today, on March 23, 2005, I received "the call" about my blood work. I insisted that my GP tell me on the phone what was up and it's all history now. At the time I never would have bet that I would be here seven years later, but here I am. What a journey it has been and what a remarkable group of friends you are to have hung in there with us all these years.

The latest blood work wasn't great, as the IGGs moved upward 500 points from last month. Rifkin is not concerned as he says they are still in the same "range" and other blood work looks good. In addition he says I look good--better than 3 months ago. I feel better and have a bit more energy, although some days are still difficult. When I asked Rifkin what he would do if and when the IGGs start running out of control. His response was simply, "I'll have to cook something else up for you." I still need platelets every 4 days but my need for red cells is now stretching to about 10 days, which is also a good sign. Suz and I are still quite tired of the 3 to 4 days at the clinic/hospital but so be it, if that's what's necessary.

My arm is out of the sling and I have some limited use of it. I feel like it will come around eventually, albeit quite slowly.

And that's where we are seven years down the road. Best to all of you.
Dan

5 comments:

Steven L. Ritter said...

All sounds like good news to me! Glad you are feeling better. Keep us informed.

Sandy said...

Let's just keep intending the numbers stay in the lower range and your arm is continuing to heal and you are pulling in your highest light of healing along with knowing that Dear Dr. R is doing all he can to help you manage, and this is for the highest and best good of all concerned, so be it and so it is! Whooooo! Seven years is worth shouting about.

Mari Bush said...

Dan, I believe 7 years is the length of the apprenticeship, so you are now officially a master!
Love ya!

sigun said...

Dear Dan,

Your arm is mending -- that is quite remarkable! and 7th anniversary -- how time flies! Looking forward to seeing you soon inthe US, bises, Sigun.

tim's wife said...

Congrats, Dan. Tim just passed 5 years last month, and, like you, I wasn't sure we'd see this. I don't think his doctors would have bet on it, either, but God has his plans for all of us, and he doesn't consult with the doctors. ;o) Glad to hear you're feeling better. Happy spring!