Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day +44

So it looks like it will be awhile before we blog again.

Chris went in for his doctor's appointment yesterday and he moved from once a week appointment to once a month. He is recovering really well and as long as he remains negative for CMV, he can continue to have monthly appointments and monthly IVIG treatments. Chris' second IVIG treatment will be in February, but we don't have the day yet.

His doctor really emphasized that Chris needed to start doing some cardio. The problem with it being the winter (it was -30 this week) is that it is really unappealing to go outside. I have suggested that shovelling the driveway is great cardio, but I don't think he is buying it. 

Chris's white blood cell count was down on Tuesday: 5.4 This is still in the normal range, but not as shockingly high as before.

Platelets: 150, which are now in the normal range. I can now go back to punching him when he says things that make me mad.

Hemoglobin: 118

Chris still has not shown any new signs of his MS. It was around this time last year that we realized how bad Chris' MS was becoming. We had gone skating on the Rideau Canal, Canada's largest outdoor skating rink and Chris for the first time was unable to skate. Chris had played hockey for ten years. He had even taught me how to skate on our first date. But when we went to skate that day he was holding on to me for support. He fell pretty badly a few times and we ended up giving up halfway and taking a cab back to our car. It was after that day that we became obsessed with figuring out a way to stop this from progressing more. It's crazy to think the difference a year can make.

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic. I'm sure this post is quite reassuring to many people. Myself included to know that things are on track for Chris' improving health status. Soon you & Chris will be able to concentrate on the likely fact that Chris' MS progression has now stopped, and at some point you'll start noticing the improvement. The hardest part should now be behind you. Isn't it nice to know that temporarily enduring the discomfort (of the procedure) has now most likely resulted in a lifetime free of MS disease activity?