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August 24, 2006, Day 14


This is Ted back at the keyboard again. I am feeling somewhat better today, so I thought I would give the update a stab. Today has been similar to the last week or so, with fevers and chills, punctuated occasionally by breaks in the fever. I didn't get any transfusions today. They put me on a lot of new medicines. I didn't get lightheaded at all today. I was able to move around my room while being monitored by staff, and they let me take a walk. I managed about 50ft before I ran out of steam. After lunch I started feeling really nauseous, and it turned out they had stopped the nausea medicine. They got me the medicine and I felt fine pretty quickly. I did start getting Voriconazole and have had a few strobe effects in my vision, but not very strong. I am starting to lose my hair, so I will see if I can talk them into letting me cut it all off. Going for that sexy bald look again!

On the medical front - The results of the CT scan came in. The sinus scan revealed some swelling that would cause a post nasal drip. They said it was old. The chest scan revealed some spots which they are calling a very mild case of Pneumonia. They have not told me of any specific response they are making to that, but I assume that there is some. All of the blood bacterial cultures have been negative for several days now.

Lab Results

Blood Cell Type

Normal Low





WBC 4.5 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
RBC 4.3 2.12 2.40 2.37 2.52
HGB 13.9 8.4 8.5 7.4 8.5
PLT 130 16 20 11 21

Have a great Friday everybody!

Menchie and Ted

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