Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Good & Bad News

The good news is that July 8 I will be having another big surgery on my left hand. Doc said he will go in and fix everything he can in my wrist/hand that way don't have to go back in there anymore. I will be in a cast for 6 to 7 weeks. As soon as I get out of my cast he will work on my right thumb and that wrist. So I should be back to looming by Christmas. Now for the bad news. As of 6-26-90 we just found out that Karl (my husband) has Primary Myelofibrosis also called Agnogenic Myeloid Metaplasia (AMM) No Cure, can only be slowed down some. This occurs when the bone marrow produces too much collagen or fibrous tissue in the bone marrow. This reduces bone marrow's ability to produce blood cells. As of Monday 29 Karl started his first day of chemo using pill form Hydroxyurea -- may control complications, such as enlargement of the liver and spleen, reduce the number of white cells and
platelets in the blood, and improve anemia. We will see it this chemo helps Karl's liver and spleen as of now Karl's spleen is the size his liver would be if it was at normal size. Keep us in your prayers. Hugs

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