Friday, June 3, 2011

Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Myelodysplastic Syndrome. I can't pronounce it. I can't spell it. I can't define it but I have got it.

Lucky me it has taken me in little over three weeks to go from 163 lbs to 146 lbs. The moral of this story is this: be careful what you wish for. My new years resolution was to lose some weight. LOL!

This condition may have resulted from my previous chemo for chronic lymphcytic leukemia from Nov. 2009 to May 2010. It may be the result of mutations on some of my chromosomes. At any rate it has resulted in all my important blood counts heading south: low level of red blood cells, low level of white blood cells, and low platelet count. And that means my immune system has reached a new low so I need to be around only healthy people. Bummer!

Right now I can't see my cute little grandchild, Jack Aidan, because he might expose me to his current fever which could be the result of another strep infection. Lucky for me my hubby Jack is still healthy so I can hang out this weekend with him. LOL!

I may have my last glass of wine tonight at book club at neighbor Dickie's house because I start a new round of chemo on Monday and I can't drink any alcohol for 48 hours before chemo treatment. Damm! Another bummer.

Final thought: you can google myelodysplastic syndrome to learn more about this crazy blood disorder development. If you understand it completely, I think you are a candidate for medical school.

1 comment:

Melinda said...

well I write reports on myelodysplastic patients all the time in my job so I know what it means and what you are going through. I will keep you and your family in my prayers....only wishing you the very best always!