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November 21, 2006 , Day 35


Hi everyone! Today has been a busy day. Pretty much the same as the last few days, but a few extra feet of walking and a little more PT. I am working with the Physical Therapist to build up my body strength. I have been swallowing a lot of pills today. Starting to figure it out. If I keep practicing I will probably get good at it.

I got lots of calls and emails about Menchie going to my brother's for thanksgiving. I don't think there is any way I could get Menchie to leave my side, so that is not a worry. Just a too subtle joke, I guess.

My mouth is improving slowly, but not quick enough for me, obviously. They keep saying it might get bad again before it gets better. I hope not.

They wrapped my heels in some special dressings today. There are some issues with my heels, but I don't know what the dressings accomplish. The current plan is to do the bone marrow biopsy tomorrow or friday if they can't get it in.

Blood levels continue to float in the same area. They thought about giving me a transfusion of platelets, but held off. I will probably get one tomorrow.

Lab Results

Blood Cell Type

Normal Low





WBC 4.5 6.1 5.8 6.7 5.2
RBC 4.3 2.89 2.82 2.89 2.69
HGB 13.9 9.8 9.4 9.7 8.9
PLT 130 23 19 22 18

Be Good!

Ted and Menchie

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