User Tag List

Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: Good news on blood work today!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Northern Illinois, USA
    Posts
    795
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Smile Good news on blood work today!

    I just received a report of my blood work that was drawn earlier this week.

    C-reactive Protein is down to .62 from 4.46 in December and 5.55 in September! (Normal range should be 0.00-0.99)

    Sedimentation Rate was 51 in September, 48 in January, and 17 this week. (normal range should be between 0 and 15)

    Sinuses haven't been better in two years. Finally fought off the respiratory virus I had since January 12th. I'm off all the prescription pain killers. I'm still doing 20 MG pred, but will be back to the normal taper schedule of 15 at the end of the week. I have an appointment with the Rheumatologist this afternoon and I am sure we will talk about the 6 month standard protocol follow-up of Rituxan.

    Looks to me like the flare up is subsiding, and I'm on my way to getting better!!!

    I needed some good news this week! YEA!
    Last edited by MikeG-2012; 04-11-2014 at 03:38 AM.
    MikeG-2012

    "You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have"


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Park Ridge, IL
    Posts
    122
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    GREAT news Mike!!!!!!!
    Keep doing whatever it is you're doing!
    Your favorite Bulldog

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Olympia, Washington
    Posts
    6,912
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Awesome news, Mike! You are doing great, a model Weggie.
    Anne, dx'ed April 2011

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    England
    Posts
    765
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    We all love to hear the good news!
    Diagnosed April 1995

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Orlando, Fl
    Posts
    743
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Great news Mike!! Maintain, maintain, maintain.
    Cindy



    Earth is just a stopover and whatever you achieve there is only a small part of the deal. The Afterlife Of Billy Fingers


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    South of Boston
    Posts
    797
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Awesome news Mike, Watching my SED rate now,have bloods on the 18th. Feb of 13 it was 39, May of 13 it was 62. No other symptoms. Just watching. Very happy for you. "On my way to getting better" what a great line to hear.
    Dale
    Dx Aug, 2009 Remission June 2010 until 8/1/2014

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Posts
    6,076
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I hope those numbers also mean you are feeling good.
    Phil Berggren, dx 2003

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,969
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Good for you Mike.What ever you are doing is working.Weren't you using the water pik for your sinuses???Hope things continue so u can have a great summer riding !!!!
    Life isn't about how you survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain !

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Northern Illinois, USA
    Posts
    795
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pberggren1 View Post
    I hope those numbers also mean you are feeling good.
    Not normal or great, but getting there. I still have pretty good leg fatigue, but I hope that the pred is the culprit.

    I think what was keeping me down so hard was the Fentnyl patch. Now that I'm off that, I feel better every day.
    MikeG-2012

    "You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have"


  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Socorro, TX (suburb of El Paso, TX)
    Posts
    180
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Great news, Mike, let's hope that it will get better and better.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •