Medical update

We spent Wednesday & Thursday at Mayo. The first day was for tests & scans, the second to meet with doctors. We also had a pleasant lunch with Doug McGill.

The quick summary is that scans & blood tests showed no signs of returning lymphoma. With each clean scan, the odds of it returning decrease.

Further, some blood values improved and others held steady. Bone marrow is still slow to recover but nothing scary in this department. And there are some liver concerns to be monitored for the year.

While I feel pretty good overall, I’m likely to have some fatigue issues throughout this year, if not longer. Not recovering as quickly or fully as I’d like, but well enough to live with it 😉

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6 Responses to Medical update

  1. Bil says:

    Thx for the updates Santikaro.
    Glad to hear of your continued progress on body and home fronts, and no bad news.
    Quality time away from the computerz IS a Blessing.


  2. Rodney says:

    Thanks for keeping us in the loop, and a woo hoo response to the news. Travel safe and teach ’em well at Cloud Mountain.

  3. charlie knower says:

    This is great news! Keep it up, my friend.

  4. Aew says:

    I am very happy for you and Jo. Can’t believe how time fly!
    Thank you for the updates.

  5. santi says:

    Thank you all for responding. Sorry to keep bringing up the medical stuff, but I figure good news is worth sharing. Generally, hopefully, I won’t be giving many medical reports this year.

    Looks like recovery will, at least, take up all of 2012, which isn’t as quick as I’d like. However, it’s easy to think of worse scenarios. That I must be careful about certain things — rest, diet, over-work, sleep — is by no means a bad thing. Nature/Dhamma helps us learn one way or another.

    And, may I dare say, two decades of over-involvement in computers may be relaxing, not by willpower as much as by shifting of causes & conditions, some intentional and some not.

    Smiles & hugs.

  6. arhansen says:

    This is such good news! I hope every week brings more energy. I’m so happy you seem to be through this.

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