Sunday, January 17, 2010

Luiz Health Update

Short and sweet: We went to the Cancer Institute last week. Luiz's Complete Blood Count numbers are stable. Some have improved (his platelets count is now actually hovering in the normal range!) and those that have progressed in the wrong direction have done so only within the margin of error included in the measurement.

It was nice to hear the doctor remark on the negligble progression from one year ago. So often we focus on the incremental changes and Luiz is frequently saddened by the slow march forward. But at this stage of the Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia game we really have to keep a perspective that looks out over a longer time period to be reminded just how stable his situation has been and continues to be.

6 comments:

TexasHeather said...

So very, very glad to hear a good report. "Stable" sure sounds good sometimes, doesn't it?! Praying his numbers remain good.

Quesada Gardens Initiative said...

Ah the power of love and right living! Yippeeee!

Marcia Moseley said...

Good food,great friends and love...everything is possible...
saudades

Tia Marcinha

michael chae said...

Very good news. Happy 2010 to you both.

Jim said...

Thanks Heather, Jeffry, Marcinha and Mike. We may be getting a little more used to the long road ahead. We can't freak out every three months for the next 15 years... although this monkey does live on our back.

We appreciate your support.

Anonymous said...

Jim and Luiz,,This is wonderful news,, slowly but surely,, it is a good thing!!

All is well withme,, other than a battle for a new Union contract that is dragging along,, but life is what it is, liveable and embraceable!

My love to you two dear Men, Know that I think of you constantly and with Great Friendship and Love!

Graciously, Miss Phae