Apr. 12.

Change in Values

It has been awhile since I updated this blog … and for good reason — there hasn’t been anything to say. Two years ago, April 10th, I had my last chemo treatment. File that under “WOW, Time flies!!” Today, I had my quarterly blood-letting to check to see how things are going. In some respects, those two years have passed like I only blinked my eyes, but in others, I realize how much I have accomplished and how my life has changed … for the better. Throughout it all, my doctor has been thrilled with my blood values, as they have been smack dab in the middle of the normal range. That changed today.

Today my visit brought a bit of news. My lymphocyte count is no longer in the normal range; it has crossed the line into the “high” territory. At this juncture, the doctor is adopting a wait and see attitude because I have recently been sick, and that could be the cause of the elevated lymphocyte count. We discussed testing, but since the tests she would run at this time were negative when my system was 50% compromised, we decided against doing any tests. And I swear, any more radiation tests and I’ll start glowing like a Christmas bulb.

What does wait and see mean? I put renewed focus on my health — eating the right foods, exercising more, and making sure I get enough rest — and in July we look at my blood values again. From there … who knows? I am not going to speculate. In fact, I’m going to keep on moving forward with my life, focused on the wonderful things I’m involved with, and figure this is a blip on the radar caused by the recent bout of bronchitis.

I liked this picture of clouds because even though they’re dark and night is falling, they are still lit by the sun and their radiance is beautiful.

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