Saturday, June 28, 2008

Am I remiss?

The Mister claims I am holding back good news from everyone. Well, here you are:

Yesterday afternoon, my doc called to confirm what The Mister had already predicted: According to the biopsy from Tuesday, I am in remission. My blood work also said as much; my counts have been climbing pretty rapidly. From Tuesday to Friday my hemoglobin went from 8.2 to 9.1 and my white counts went from 2-something to 3.2. The doc said he even double-checked the dates because he couldn't believe everything had come up so fast.

So yeah! Do a happy dance! Zombie Warrior's flamethrower action seemed to do the trick. Whoosh!

But don't break out the Bollinger just yet. I ain't cured. The leukemia's just been driven into hiding for a while. There's still more chemo for me on the horizon, standard treatment for any flavor of leukemia. Plus, let's not forget I have the rabid, fast-moving Danny Boyle-esque zombie leukemia cells. Odds are that there's a Typhoid Mary lurking about to kick start a disappointing, sloppy sequel. Bone marrow transplantation is still very much on the table.

Speaking of which, I was supposed to have a big meeting Thursday with the BMT team until the scheduling nurse screwed the pooch and neglected to actually put me on the calendar. She called Wednesday night to let me know this, and now I have to reschedule, hopefully sometime soon. Thppt.

For now, I am enjoying the fact that I feel better than I have in a quite a while and no longer need to be hyper-vigilant about germs. Plus, no more clinic visit until July 7th! A whole week off from Cancerville! Yeah! I'm not going to know what to do with all this time on my hands.

Maybe spend some quality time romping with my boy? Yeah, that sounds awesome.

And one more thing, a big fuzzy thanks to everyone who keeps sending me care packages and goodies and positive e-mails. I swear one of these days thosee e-mails will get answered and thank you cards sent out. Until then, please know that you guys are all awesome and I love you big honey bunches of oats.

25 comments:

About Me. said...

Congratulations! You are in my prayers every day.
Shaun
www.roomswithaview.typepad.com

Girl With Curious Hair said...

Hip Hip Hurray! You just made my Saturday even better. I say all that extra time on your hands be spent doing the happy dance.

And a big thank you to Mr. A for encouraging you to share the good news.

Donna said...

Oh, Alabama. I'm a long-time reader of pajiba, and I've been following the cancer business on you and your husbands blog. I didn't comment earlier because it just seemed like it might be bizarre (in all the usual internet you've never met me ways), but I just can't keep it in.

Congratulations and best wishes! I'm so glad, this is amazing news, and boy do you deserve some after the months you've had.

~ dsbs

Alex the Odd said...

Oh my, Miss Manda that is phenomenal news. I'm so happy for you, the hubby and of course Little A that I can barely type.

Truly the zombie warrior won out.

And I don't care what you say about champagne and the not breaking out thereof. Remisssion is something to celebrate and I certainly will be celebrating.

Nicole said...

You just made my entire day. I am so happy, but keeping the bubbly in reserve. Kick ass, Bama.

tinksgirl said...

Congratulations!! Great news. Have a kick ass 4th of July! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

litelysalted said...

Yayyyyyyy! Congratulations!

I bet next summer by this time you'll be training for a marathon. :)

Ranylt said...

"I am in remission."

Sweet fucking words. I'm so happy you get to say them. Beyond fabulous!

TK said...

Excuse my language, but:

FUCK. YEAH!!!

That is splendid. Outstanding. Wonderful. Awesome. Superb. Splendoutwondawesperb!

And a bunch of other superlatives.

Seriously, that's the absolute balls.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you and yours. Enjoy the 4th of July holiday!

- Carol in Indiana

Boo said...

Yes yes YES, Manda!

Seriously--this is worth celebrating, so take advantage!

Have fun being a kid this week...

Love from Boo corner.

Daniel said...

:)!

megbon said...

That's just wonderful to hear! Seconding Daniel with the :)!

rlr260 said...

Yippee! I am so happy to hear your good news! That is so great!

mswas said...

I was sooooooooo happy to read this on Pajiba Love.

doing a happy dance here!!!!

Amber/SuperEdna said...

PRAISE GOD!!! (and the Zombie Warrior Cancer Killers!) I will continue to pray for you, Amanda!!!

Kimberly said...

yay Manda!
That is wonderful news! Enjoy your week off with the hubby and little A!
I'll continue to keep you in my prayers!
Kim

Jen said...

Yay!!! I'm so thrilled to hear this - congratulations to you and your family!!

Davy said...

Best news of the week. Keep stumping them down.

MelodyLane said...

Woo-Hoo!!!

Congratulations! I am so happy for you.

Celebrate your tailfeathers off. I am so happy for you and your family.

Julie said...

Yeeeeeaaaahhh!!! You made leukemia your bitch. Enjoy your week off, I'm so happy that your counts are up :)

lahdeedah said...

Party on. Break out the Bollinger anyway!

Kelsey said...

Wow!! Congratulations! This is great news!

Imstell said...

Remission. What a sweet word. Have a drinky-poo on me.

Jason said...

Amanda, Maggie here speaking through Jason's blog - GREAT NEWS! We are praying for you every day - Love from the Looney Clan.

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