Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Next Caption contest....

Take a minute to remember a good time we had together in the past. This might be the last you hear from me depending on the mood of Mr. Darr (in the middle w/purse) when he sees this.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

THATS what daddy likes!

BAM! Bullseye!

WBC 9,200
RBC 5,400
HGB 14,100

In honor of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (Click on his name!!! It's a link!!), here is a quote...

"Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia is something I have.......FOR ME TO POOP ON!"

And here are s0me more Triumph Links (click on the underlined text to see the clips for you people who have no idea how the internet works on your "email machines!)

Here is a good one

Making fun of Star Wars geeks!


***DISCLAIMER***
I apologize to the many of you who know how hyperlinks work already. You must understand that some of my friends and family who visit this blog needed help on how to read this blog to begin with. I am simply helping them learn some of these new technologies that exist now.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Just felt like I should

This blog entry is simply to say....nothing new. No changes in anything, which is kind of weird. I got so used to looking forward to my next test, next appointment, and getting results to analyze the data that I started to live for that and needed it to reinforce that I was getting better. It actually has taken some getting used to NOT doing anything. I'll take it though. The less I here from anyone that has CRNP or DR in front of their name the better.

Here is the next caption contest!!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

CHR

CHR=Complete Hematologic Response. That means my blood has returned to normal! This last test was very good and I am happy with the results. WBC was 11,600. RBC was 5,000, Hemoglobin was 13,000. Here are some Q & A that might crop up....

Are you free of cancer or Are you cured?
No. This just means my blood is back to its normal counts. Still a long way to go to get rid of all the bad cells.

Do you still have to take the medication?
Yes. Probably for the rest of my life

Why?
While the medication works at disabling the leukemic cells, science cannont say for sure that it kills them completely. This is brand new technology and still in its infancy.

What happens next?
More of the same. Blood work once a month, daily medication, see the oncologist in 6 months.

Why do you still need blood tests?
To monitor the effectiveness of the medication and to insure it continues to work.