Saturday, 13 August 2011

This week I'm grateful for...

  
... my body reeaaaallllly liking the drugs it has to take. 

I went for my three month check up with the specialist on Tuesday to see how the leukaemic cells trying to take over my body are responding to the medication.  Because the medication I take is so expensive, the government sets targets that I have to reach for them to keep paying for 99% of it.  My levels before I started the medication were at 159% (I asked the specialist how this was mathematically possible but didn't understand her answer) and they need to get down to 0 for me to be considered in remission.  The target for the three month checkup is 15%.  And mine were at 0.277%!!  Go my body! This beat not only the 3 month target, but also the 6, 9 and 12 month targets.   Yay!


Just the one grateful from me this week because it's such a big one but there are plenty more over here
 




11 comments:

Maxabella said...

Wow, that is an AMAZING thing to be grateful for. I am so happy to hear that. x

Felicity said...

That's fabulous news!
I've just popped in from Maxabella's and am so happy to learn that your body is fighting strong.

Happy day!

xx Felicity

Baa-Me Kniits said...

That is fantastic news! No that is Totally AWESOME news...congratulations you must be on top of the world xx

PS do you think the percentage of time spent in your PJ's corresponds to the percentage of success with your treatment? ;-)

Have a fabulous weekend :-)

2paw said...

That's fantastic news!!!! Great work. It can be 159% because you can have 59% more than you should have of the targeted thing in your blood.
So if the best number is 100 for example, then if you measure 159, you have 159% more. And that's my maths for the day!!

Jen said...

That is a fantastic grateful post! :D

sarah said...

That sounds like an incredible biological achievement to me! Well done!

Melissa said...

BEST news! BEST Grateful!

E. said...

What a wonderful thing to be grateful for. Yay for your body... And the meds.

Allana said...

Go you! :)
The government policy stinks though:(

Rita alias alatvian said...

So happy to hear your body is responding so marvelously!

Sally said...

What a clever body you have. Thank goodness you managed to swallow the yucky big pills.