Friday, September 28, 2012

Luiz Health Update

It has been a while since I reported on Luiz´s progress (sic) in his fight with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.

Mostly Luiz tries to ignore the fact that he lives with cancer and we take good advantage of the state-provided free bus transportation for him and myself. (It saves us a TON of money!)

Every two months Luiz goes to the national cancer institute in Rio for a check up. They do a blood workup and a physical exam. He is working with his fourth medical intern at this point. They are typically enthusiastic and thorough (although his last intern was a pain in MY @ss).

In any case... his visit last week showed him to be holding steady in his blood numbers (no progression of the disease) and remaining healthy as a horse (although common colds linger much longer than they should).

I am so proud of Luiz - and grateful to the goddesses that he remains healthy after four years post diagnosis. Keep it up - my love!

Thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers on Luiz´s behalf.


Anonymous said...

This is great news dear friend!
I am very,very happy for you and Luiz.
We are in Amsterdam, busy as hell, running up and down, but I wanted you to know that I read this post, loved the great news and have you and Luiz in our thoughts and prayers.
Sending out positive vibes.

Forte abraco


Jennifer Souza said...

Sometimes stable is wonderful- and this is one of those times!!! I'm really happy for both of you. COntinue to enjoy your qualidade de vida!

The Reader said...

LOVE reading that "no progression of the disease" report again! Continued prayers, good thoughts, etc. for Luiz & you.

Jim said...

Thank you all - it means A LOT!

Danielle said...

Happy day! Congratulations. :) Your love for each other and Luiz's strength are really an inspiration! :) :)

bee and jay said...

A great big "LIKE" from us guys!

Jim said...

Thanks all!!

Rachel said...

Great news!!! Congrats to you and Luiz :)

Donna Jean said...

You look fabulous my friend. I miss you.