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August 6, 2006


This is not an update you wanted to see.  Yes, I have relapsed.  I am getting ready to restart treatment similar to what I did in 2003.  This time it is complicated a little by the way we discovered this.  I went to Urgent Care after 3 days of worsening fevers.  It turned out I had a severe blood infection.  I was admitted to the hospital when it was discovered that my cells were leukemic and my platelets was 4 instead of 130.  Within couple of hours, I went into septic shock and my blood pressure dropped at on point to a low of 68/23.  They transferred me to ICU right away.  The hospital staff didn't understand why I was still conscious having a very low BP.  Once my BP got under control the aftermath has been internal bleeding, kidney failure, high blood sugar count, mild heart problems and abdominal pain.

All should get better soon.  I expect to be in the hospital for at least a month initially, followed by varying periods in and out of the hospital.  As before I will try to keep you advised of my progress.

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