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The good and the bad

Well. It was a good and bad day. Chemo started back up. Got some slight nausea in the evening but a pill took care of that. My lab results are rocking. My Nuetro counts doubled (.6) and I am technically, not in a compromised state. Normal value is a little over 4.0. Dr. Cohen was very pleased and my platelet counts are in the normal range. Red Blood still lagging but as Dr. Cohen said, I can always give you blood. So, he reaffirmed me going home on Thursday. I argued for Wed but he said because of the lumbar puncture I will be getting, he will hold me. I will lobby some more after the procedure . STIR CRAZY. I finally had the brain power to play xbox the last 2 days but chemo head has already started back in. I blame the Vincristine which has also numbed by finger tips.
I asked Dr. Cohen what things we take away from the Induction phase of chemo and how I have faired. He said the platelet count is indicative of Remission. Hold on so I can clarify Remission. The definition--we can not detect cancerous cells through cellular assays, counts or tests. Odds are, they are there. Optimistically, they could be gone (less then 50% shot). Be reminded...Remission is the expected result with my course of treatment. Many things could have gone wrong (infection, resistance to Chemo agents, allergic reactions) and did not. Plus, symptom-wise, I did pretty damn well. Hopefully, indicative of how I will fair in the maintenance, consolidation and transplant phases.

I consider this spring training. I did not pull any muscles. I was seeing the ball well and making good contact. I am in good shape for the beginning of the season. A season is just that. Lots of games and opportunities for things to go right and wrong. I will be prepared as much as humanly possible and work the hope and faith free agencies as needed .

Macy and Patrick came by. Patrick was a big surprise. He did not want to stay with his friend Kevin so there he was. It is amazing how different he looks to me. I really have not spent time with him for a month now. His vocabulary is quickly switching to two words which is awesome. "Fire" "Truck"..."Cottage" "Cheese" and my favorite.... "DaDa" "Phone"

Given my step fiasco yesterday I did the whole 4 flights up and down. I had to stop through out because my RBCs are slacking still but the legs felt a little more stable. I will try to sneak some in before the lumbar puncture. Ohh, I officially demanded a sedative called Versed. All the burses say it will knock me out for a few minutes and I will remember nothing and feel fine. Sign-Me-Up. Hopefully, Dr. Wang is on more...of course with "more numbing medicine!".

Well, its midnight and I think I might be tired.


Posted by: Gary on Feb 11, 03 | 7:00 am | Profile


Ok so youre sitting pretty at level 60, congratulations! Youve got your epic mount, youve completely owned your crafting profession, and you got your nest egg of gold. And your entire time spent in WoW now consists of you either in a high-end instance or sitting in Ironforge trying to get a raid group together. And that means youre not running around gathering! Plus by now youve probably said to yourself Man, I dont even need to farm mats anymoreI can buy them off of the AH and still make a sweet profit! Welcome to Phase Three
Now Phase Three is 100% optional. Good service and price forwow gold and Logo Design good site. wow orandWoW gold kaufenandWoW oroandWOW soldiSome of the gathering professions are useful in high-end instances. With mining you can get Dark Iron Ore and Blood of the Mountain, which both sell well AND help you raise your reputation with the Thorium Brotherhood. With Skinning (plus an enchant and a finkles skinner) you can skin Corehounds in Molten Core and The Beast in UBRS. Both have their uses for sure. But this guide is about how I made moneyand since I HATE FARMING (farming is for suckers!) I dropped my gathering profession and picked up a 2nd crafting profession (in my case enchanting).
You level the 2nd crafting profession the same way you did the first, with the exception that you dont have a gathering profession to assist you in the leveling process. So that means youll be buying your materials from the AH (yeah you could make alts or whateverI just dont like making alts). The key is to level as cheaply as possible until you can get to the point where you can make a profit (or even break even) on the things you create as you level up. Again, same thing as the first crafting professionbuy up all the patterns/plans/etc that look like you could make a profit with, make a spreadsheet, etc etc. This will be a slower process than the first crafting profession, but you already have your epic mount, and youre hopefully getting good weapons and armor from instance runsso theres really no rush anyway.

Posted by: daryy on Jul 29, 09 | 6:41 pm

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