(Hi, I'm Christine's friend, Rory, and I'm typing this for her as she dictates from bed):
I'm feeling a wee bit better this weekend, though quite tired right now and that's why Rory is typing for me. No real news to report, other than that the swelling is almost gone and it appears that the acute scary thing that happened is over. As you already know, the bone marrow biopsy is coming up this Tuesday and I just want to ask for everyone's prayers and good vibes. Here's specifically what I'd like for us all to pray for:
1. The marrow is still 100% donor graft.
2. The marrow is healthy and is producing lots of healthy cells.
3. That my white blood cell and platelet counts continue to improve.
4. That my red blood cells come into balance.
5. I can shake off this fatigue and be well enough to attend the marrow drive/fundraiser this Saturday.
I hope you can swing by the event and grab a burger and that you'll let all your friends know. Jerome and Debra from "Cinema Secrets" were on 100.3 The Beat today, promoting the event. And KBIG will be running promos all week, so the event will likely be a fun one!
My doctor says that IF my biopsy results are good and IF my blood counts rise, that I may be able to go home in two to three weeks. "I think I can, I think I can…" :)