Blog for Jackie Sue while at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. UPDATED. This blog now covers her progress after her mini-allo MUD transplant. Her transplant was the first one to be performed by the Mayo Clinic.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Monday +210 (Evening)

Nothing major to report. Jackie continues to do fairly well. She still has some good days and some bad days. She had a CBC blood test last week. Some numbers had improved, while others had fallen. Her RBC (Hgl) level was 10.8. This is down a bit but not too bad. Her WBC count had dropped to 3.8 with an ANC neutrophil count of 1.8. This is much lower than her previous test. Hopefully it will not drop further. Her last minor round of difficulty was due to a dropping WBC/ANC level which required GSF (growth factor) shots. These cause wild fluctuations in blood pressure as well as bone pain. The good news is that Jackie's platelets had improved to 214. This is within normal ranges and far from her level of 2 approximately 1 year ago.

We are now about 13 months out from her initial round of chemo treatments. It has been a long year, but things seem to be on a slow mend. She is doing about an hour of exercise on the stationary bicycle and treadmill each morning. Nothing intense, but a tad more exercise each day. For those who may not have seen her since the transplant you will likely not recognize her! Thicker, darker hair and thinner than she was 25 years ago. The cost of the transplant has been nothing in comparison to the new closet full of clothes:)

Until Later....

Bruce and Jackie
From Pryor


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