My leukemia's back.

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by donrae, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    41,740
    37,479
    856
    Dec 12, 2013
    Wyoming
    Yes, it does! [​IMG]
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

    23,468
    16,826
    686
    Nov 7, 2012
    CENTRAL MAINE zone 4B
    I use the bakery thrift store also. I come out with 2 bags full of bread products for $15. A lot goes in the freezer, the rest in the fridge. Will last about 3 weeks. Savings about 66-75%.
     
  3. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

    37,298
    25,340
    856
    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, California
    My Coop
    I bake my bread products.

    I will be baking loaf bread and english muffins this weekend.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,449
    3,591
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Good good good news [​IMG]

    I'm making my own red blood cells, enough to have a slight bump in my numbers, all on my own!

    My new immune system had recovered from my recent infection and is making white blood cells. My count is approaching normal--yippee!

    And last but not least, I'm making platelets! I hit the benchmark of 50 today. This means my blood can now clot enough that if I get in a car wreck, I'm not going to bleed to death before I get to the hospital. Comforting, right? I can also shave, floss my teeth, and if my count stays above 50 for a few weeks I can start backing off one of my daily meds. This is so exciting for me, my platelets haven't been this high for literally a year, I don't think. So happy!

    I did have to walk to the hospital to get a chest x-ray as my cough is coming back. To kill time I went to the gift shop. they have some of those pretty cut metal butterflies or dragonflies I really like, and I was thinking I could buy a pretty for myself to celebrate. None of them really jumped out at me, and when I looked at the price I decided what I'd really rather do with that money is..... buy some baby chicks.


    I know, everyone here is shocked to hear me say that. [​IMG]

    Thank you all for the prayers! God is good....all the time.
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    70,908
    36,447
    956
    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Rachel [​IMG]
     
  6. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,226
    404
    236
    Sep 2, 2014
    North Canton, Ohio
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

    13,532
    9,101
    506
    Feb 25, 2014
    Northwestern Wyoming
    My Coop
    Rachel, all of that is such fantastic news! I can't tell you how elated I am for you!
     
  8. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

    37,298
    25,340
    856
    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, California
    My Coop
    That is great news!

    Don't we all need more chicks?

    [​IMG]
     
  9. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    12,250
    1,698
    418
    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    [​IMG] yippee!
     
  10. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

    12,683
    4,382
    461
    Mar 3, 2011
    The Land of Enchantment
    That's wonderful news!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by