Saturday, November 14, 2009

Good News

I started my second cycle today. My blood cell counts still are not where the doctor would like them to be but we're pushing through it anyways. My AFP reading during the first cycle was 88 and after getting it checked today it is 28. So, clearly the treatment is working. I feel pretty lucky about that because only 20% or something like that actually respond to this treatment. I'm one of the lucky ones. Once again it looks like it will just be a matter of keeping the cancer gone.

My hair had been falling out and I finally got around to buzzing it. It's more of a military cut now and my beard is still there for a little while at least. I have a few classes but no job anymore so I'm trying to find stuff to fill my time. I've been having a lot of fun with my new video game, Modern Warfare 2. So is everybody though. Every man aged 12 to 45 is playing as we speak. Karen is just thrilled about it, :-)

Karen has been spending her time doing a lot of photography with her new camera. She is really good and getting even better as she learns stuff about Photoshop. If you need or want a photo shoot just get a hold of her and set something up. She is trying to build up a portfolio.

Overall, things are going well. We just need to figure out a way to keep my blood counts up. My blood marrow has taken so much of a beating over the last couple years that it's getting hard. Thanks for all the support.


Ann Marie said...

Keep fighting!
We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers..

terry said...

Keep the faith. you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you both.