Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Blood, who needs it!

Hello Everyone,

OK, my blood is starting to make me mad. It will just not behave. I have recently been struggling with low platelets and low hemoglobin (two components of blood). My doctors have been giving me weekly transfusions of platelets. We are concerned that my bone marrow is not replacing the platelets. The problem with having low platelets is that it makes doing treatments for Leukemia more complicated. I really don't need anymore complications.

So, what do I do now? Really, my options are limited.

SO, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK ALL OF YOU TO FOCUS YOUR PRAYERS TO INCREASE MY PLATELETS AND HEMOGLOBIN.

The good news is that once we get to transplant all of the platelet issues will go away.

Currently, my doctors and I are focused on raising my platelets and eventually moving on to one more treatment to reduce the Leukemia even further.

That is the latest.

Thanks for checking in,
Gary

3 comments:

gail said...

Yep...we will pray for you as always....and as always ...all our best to you Gary....lv-gail and Tim

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that your counts are not cooperating. Keep fighting the good fight. God is listening to your prayers and is able and willing to perform a miracle.

Tim Burke said...

Hi Gary and Tammy,

Thanks for your update - I think of you often. I ran into Jeff and Debbie at the CF annual meeting - I'm sure you know they keep you in their prayers. I will too - this time with emphasis on increasing your platelets and hemoglobin. Stay strong - Tim