+ 10 Dancing in the Streets! Moscow, too!

Sept. 14, 2013 – +10

We have engraftment!!
Leuk 4.0, yes, the bottom of the range, but, in the range, and they will only keep going up tomorrow.

Russian's Dancing in the street for me.

Russian’s Dancing in the street for me.

Leuk. 4.0 Engraftment Baby

Leuk. 4.0 Engraftment Baby

I may be a little drunk on celebrating with the Chocolate Nutidrink he brought me, so pardon me for my continued celebration and libations. We get crazy over here in ISO.

Chocolate Nutridrink

Chocolate Nutridrink

What this means is my Stem Cells are finally making themselves right at home, and taking over the place. Re-booting my system. I’ll always have MS, but the hope is it will not longer have control over my body. It’ll live a sad dark existence, where it doesn’t show it’s ugly head. I may not be able to reverse all the damage that has been done, but I am sure as hell going to fight for what I might be able to get back. PT will start one month after I return. Walks in the neighborhood before that. Slow, baby steps, I will feel fatigue like no ones business, I’ve been told. But, that’s what naps are for and good home cooking.

I will have an Rituxmab infusion before I leave of, to kick any B cells that may be hanging around wanting to stir up trouble. It sounds like he will do this late next week, so they can monitor a few days before I get on the plane. I’ve been told this isn’t a cake walk, there are side effects, and it takes about 5 hours, but I’m ready, let’s put the icing on the cake and not leave any rouge B cells hiding out.

So, let’s go dancing in the streets!

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Darlene
    Sep 14, 2013 @ 08:23:39

    Great news, Vicki! I hear you say there is still work to be done but once you’re home with Tom and family and friends you’ll be fine. Love you


  2. Susan Hill
    Sep 14, 2013 @ 08:45:28

    Wow, Vicki! GREAT news! I’m so glad that are steadily getting this behind you and can think about plans that will be executed AT HOME :)))). We can’t wait to visit when you’re up to it. Uh, I’ll bring the wine :))). We love you! ❤ ❤


  3. mego
    Sep 14, 2013 @ 13:10:17

    We are dancing up and down Versaggi!! This is fantastic news, and I know the news will continue to keep getting better! We are so proud of you and can’t wait to see you when you get back. Already looking forward to our spring visit to Little Rock!


  4. Roger
    Sep 15, 2013 @ 10:16:08

    Fantastic news, Vicki!!! There will be lots of dancing in the street soon!!! With home cooking from from mother and Tom, you should put on weight and gain strength rather quickly. Thanks for the info on the best foods for all of us to eat.
    Love from Texas


  5. Diane Wilson
    Sep 15, 2013 @ 14:08:56

    Vicki!!!!!!!!!!!! Roger, Highway, Goldie..aka Golda Meir, Goldalicious, Ms. Wiggles….we are dancing in the Streets for you! Our Hearts are on Fire for you and Higher Numbers Abound for you!!! We Love You Fiercely, Diane


  6. Linda Turnage
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 18:18:04

    Jerry, Boo and I are so happy for you, Vicki! Loved your selection of Dancing in the Streets — one of my favorites! Awesome, awesome news. Let those numbers skyrocket!


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