Although I may not look like I'm doing better, I have medical proof that I am. When they sent me home from UCSF I met with my wonderful local oncologist/hematologist, Dr. Wm. Bonis, who set me up with Mon, Weds, Fri blood tests to primarily monitor my platelets, which is a measure of recovery. In my last post I think I mentioned that the platelets, then digestive system were the last things to recover after the stem cell replant. On the morning of my release from UCSF hospital, they gave me a platelet infusion to boost my numbers. On Mon and Weds the blood tests have shown that my platelets have been holding their own, and it appears that they are even increasing on their own. Therefore, I have not needed to go in for platelet infusions, as the Drs had suspected and planned. Now, if only I could get my digestive tract to come along...
Happy birthday to my mom today. Love you mom.
Thank you all for your prayers and support. We still need them. We have to return to UCSF on Tues for tests.
With much love and appreciation. Kevin