Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I can't sit still!

I am so giddy at this moment that I'm having a hard time sitting still long enough to type. I know, it has been a while since I've posted. The delay was caused by a deep Chicago winter. Nothing more, nothing less. A week after my last post I had a bone marrow biopsy in it's routine place, the next one will be in three months or so. I was to get back results from this biopsy last Wednesday, the 2nd. Except the clinic was closed due to some 20+ inches of snow. Which forced the doctors to delay my appointment one week until today.
Are you putting this together yet?
My blood counts are still "pudgy". (Doc's word, not mine)
WBC: 1.8
Hemogolobin: 10.4
Platelets: 77
For me that's not pudgy, that's damn near normal! Save the WBC, that is. Either way, my counts continue their slow climb from the forced zeros of last April. As for how I feel, well, I feel great. I even managed to get some cross-country skiing in, an exercise I was concerned about because of it's great aerobic activity. I was gassed pretty good a couple of times for sure, but I still had a good time, and wasn't completely wiped out. I'm not saying I didn't "wipe out", because I did do that three times. All part of skiing. No yard sales, though.
The blood counts are not the source of my giddiness however.
The overjoy stems from the doctor informing me that I may travel, return to work and do just about everything I wish to. WHoo Hoo!!!!! I still have to avoid sick folk and children, but I can get back into a normal life instead of this weird lifestyle of hermitage and sun avoidance. A little bit of travel, then it's back to work!! I'm very excited and revved up like real-life Hot Wheels® car. My skin may just split from trying to contain this energy! How about another exclamation mark?!?!
Plus, Plus, Plus!
I don't have to return to the clinic for two months. Two Months!!! That's a summer vacation to me. After every week for as far back as I can think right now, two months seems an eternity. An eternity of hoots and hollers!!!
I would be remiss if I didn't take a moment here to thank all of you for your support and friendship, especially Jaymce and the baker. Without your assistance, I still wouldn't be talking, typing or even breathing. I thank you all with my whole heart and being.
Oh my goodness, where do I go and what do I do next?
The world is my oyster and I plan on slurping it up with great gusto.
Somebody get this man a Schlitz!


  1. Congrats Mark - great news!!

  2. ROCK ON!!!!!! Great pic and great news!!!! Bottle this happiness, it's like winning the lottery. Save it up for a rainy day. So happy Mark, talk soon. xxooo jamie ron and kids