the hematologist yesterday and he was very up beat about the progress I
am making. Although my hemoglobin level was low ( 8.4) he wasn't too
concerned because my energy level was high ( prednisone is a wonderful
drug!). The plan of action for the next month or so is to get weekly
blood draws and assess how I am reacting to the thalidomide. He says it
takes about 2-3 months to see results. One result that has happened is
my spleen has shrunk about 30%! This has erased the severe cough which I
had while in the hospital ad when I first got home. I have had a
tremendous week. My energy levels were good and stable. We were able to
get out and about for three straight days! Today we are laid back. We
are going over to the B's tonite for pizza and watch the final
episode of Survivor! Haha is beginning to relax some. She made an apple
pie for tonite's dinner. My brother and sister-in-law are leaving for
home this saturday. Everyday he tells me what the temperature is in
Phoenix ( 70's) and I can hear in his voice a longing to get back there.
They have been a great help to us and we will miss their company.
That's all for now. Thanks for all the prayers. I still feel your energy
coming to me.