Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Unforgettable, in every way.

So today my WBC was 14,500. Its getting closer to normal. My Hemoglobin and Red Blood Cells were also down, so I am a little tired.

So when I got my results last thursday, the lady who got my results looks at my file and says "Oh! I remember your blood! You were in pretty bad shape!" Kind of strange how lab workers relate to people. I am now the person with really really bad blood to her. During our conversation, she said that my blood was so bad, she had to "cut" it (I guess with a thinning agent) at a ratio of 4:1 to get the machine to be able to count my WBC. She also said that it was probably the worst she can recall of at that time. Woo hoo! She seemed kind of surprised that I was up and about and able to function quite normally and even more surprised at the drastic reduction in one month. I just told her my dashing good looks and charming personality were helping in the treatment of the disease.

On a related note, I have had more than a few people comment on how its wonderful that my personality has been unchanged and how good I look. One person even said I was an inspiration and they want to know how I do it. So now, as a gift to you all, I will tell you how you can look and be like me. Ready?

You can't. My superior genetic make up is to blame for my awesome rock star persona, swimmers build, and strikingly beautiful face (think Brad Pitt, only taller.) So you are all out of luck. However, you are all lucky not to be me. Its not a barrel of monkeys living my life. For instance, you can all feel sorry for me because of the nasty side effects I experienced today....I was tired and took a nice nap, and my pinkie toe aches a little bit. Woe is me.


  1. 14.5 ROCK OUT!
    You are a smart ass by the way... But it's all part of the rock star persona.

  2. Yeah.....when I told my friend Jenny (an Md / Phd your original blood count) she gasped. For shits and giggles, I resuspended some cells in the lab to the density yours were at and it was spectacular. I don't know how your blood was moving. If you ever get down here, I'll bring you in and we can do the same thing "for fun". Congrats on being almost normal and I second that superior genetic makeup.

  3. For shits and giggles, I resuspended a couple of ounces of a distilled sugar-cane based alcohol in a carbonated soft drink to honor Joe's nearly normal blood. Surprisingly enough the outcome there was spectacular as well....

  4. More awesome news... these comments make me want to work in a lab so I can see what all the hub-bub is about. The only blood I've ever seen under a microscope was my own in fourth grade science class.

  5. Jessica-I thought you had your gall bladder somewhere in your room at college. Thats cool enough.

    Umberto-Please use your God-given (well, Jamie-given actually) name in posts.