Wednesday, April 29, 2009


All the news is about the Swine Flu, and how it is spreading.

How Ironic. Today I began taking the pills with chemicals that hopefully will bring my "white fighters" up....and all over the world the Swine Flu is progessing to a Pandemic status.

Have been told to say out of crowds. How many people make a crowd?

Oh well, everything will look better when the rain quits.


Still Going On Borrowed White Fighters

Went back to the dr. today, the shot I got last week did not bring my white fighting count up any at all. It was down from 700 to 400, so I am using up the ones I got in the IV
Plan B will be to begin some pills this week and see if they will work. Will go back in 3 weeks after taking them and see if I have made it up to 1500 or 2000 by then.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Those Birthdays Just Keep Coming

I had a birthday April 19th, and above are a couple of things I got. I also got some Scratch Off Lottery Tickets which I won $16.00 on, so I can play some more. Well I already turned that in, to get more and now have $10.00 to go back and get more. I will keep playing them til they are gone or get a big win. Odds are it will keep going til I scratch off the last loser. I also got some cash, which I used some of to buy me a much needed new purse. I have to have an organizational purse. Cannot handle those that you drop things in and then dig for. So when I get a purse and get it organized, I carry it til it looks pretty ratty. (I do have some small purses to drop your drivers lis in and go to an occasion and put it up I do not look ratty all the time). Anyhow now I have dumped my brown ratty purse, and have a springy beige one for summer.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Diagnosis At Last

Went back Tuesday for my follow up. My low count of infection fighting white cells had come from 0 up to 700 from my 8 hour IV treatment 2 weeks ago.
The cause of this is low cell count is T Cell Large Granular Lymphocytic Leukemia. It is a rare form, only 2-3% of the cases of lymphocytic Leukemias are this type. They do not know what causes it. But most people who have it also have Rheumatoid Arthritis, which I do have. Mine has been controlled and I have not had a flare up in 4 or 5 years.
Tuesday I got a shot that may bring my count up more. It is supposed to be 1500 to 2000. He does want mine at 1500. Was told I may have some bone pain from the shot, and I have. I guess it is supposed to rev up my bone marrow to produce more cells. I go back next Tuesday to see if my numbers are closer to normal
I guess if I have to have a disease, it might as well be a rare one.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

What Happened To My Rose Colored Glasses


I have always considered myself a very optimistic person. I expect things to turn out half full, etc. However the past month or so my mind has began to expect the worst.
I had a routine test a the doctor back in February, and they had me retake it 3 times. Each time I expected it to be alright. Then I was referred to a Hematologist. He took some tests and took me off a medicine I was on that could have caused the blood disorder. I went back in a week very optimistic that this had taken care of it and I would get a normal test. Did not happen.
I had to have a bone marrow test to narrow down the diagnosis. Went back expecting to be put on some pills, but was sent for an intravenous treatment that took over 8 hours. I do not know yet if this was effective, if I have to have another or if I will be given some oral meds for treatment. So I have been bottomed out.
Today I had to revamp my thinking and get myself back on track. I do not like being a pessimist. I have been told that whatever I have is not life threatening, and is treatable. So I am just going to have to get back to my old self, quit worrying about it, recognize this as a passing cloud, and move on. I cannot be moaning and groaning about my self when I have a son that has diabetes and 7 or 8 hearts stents. Or when I have a daughter that has had tripple bypasses and several stents. I have to climb out of my little blue funk and deal with it.

I feel much better in my rose colored glasses......


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Annual Eye Exam Time Tomorrow

It is time for my annual check up tomorrow. I hope I do not need new glasses. Some years there is no change others there are.

I love getting new frames, but I have such a time picking them out. I always have frames strung out everywhere.


I will not do it tomorrow if I need them because I hate to pick frames with my eyes dialated.


Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Puzzle

Two chewed up pieces from Charlie, and one missing I probably vacuumed is not bad for over a 3 mo period.....Photobucket



The Chewer.....


Now it is done..........



Today is International Pillow Fight Day

I read on a blog that today is International Pillow Fight Day.

How cool is that?


Find an event close to your hometown.