I've lost a kilo (2.2 lbs) since my last check-up at MDA. This is in spite of the fact that I took a month off from the treadmill. My face is thinner. I'm able to climb stairs again. There's a unicorn in the backyard.
Okay, that last sentence isn't true, but there is a vegetable garden and everything in it is still alive. We even have one tiny grape tomato just beginning to take shape. We also have a cut worm infestation bent on destroying our efforts. It's like Green Acres on a very small scale minus Arnold the pig.
Dr. K. had a terrible cold, so she wore a mask and stayed on the other side of the exam room. She told me that my numbers look good and that I don't have to return for another 2 months. Music to my ears. I got to catch up with my APN, Bev, who cracks me up and Katie, a nurse who looked after me during transplant number 2.
In case you're interested, here are the numbers:
WBC: 10.3 (Normal)
RBC: 3.76 (Low)
Hemoglobin: 12.2 (Normal)
Platelets: 379 (Normal)
ANC: 7.5 (High due to the effect of steroids, but coming down.P
My magnesium level is still low, but acceptable. My liver counts are solidly normal. My tacrolimus level is right where the doctor likes it. She said that I might be able to go to a lower dose after my next visit. The rest of my medications remain the same.
Life is good. The cats are good. Chris is good. I can't ask for anything more.