Wednesday, December 28, 2011


I've been a little subdued for the last week. When Jilda went to the pulmonologist for her regular visit, he found something odd in her blood work.
He referred her to a hematologist. What freaked us out was that he kept saying he'd found something abnormal in her blood work, but it wasn't his speciality. He said he'd let the specialist explain.
When we looked the doctor up, we found that she was an oncologist. So, the last several days were pensive.
I went in with her today and the doctor was younger than us (most are these days) but it was obvious from the start she was good.
She told us that Jilda has a problem with her immune system, but that it's not cancer.  I could have hugged the doctor.
She ordered more tests to isolate the problem and develop a treatment strategy.
I can tell you this -- after spending several days thinking Jilda could have leukemia or some other form of cancer, finding out that she doesn't was like hitting the jackpot.


  1. The not knowing what's wrong is so scary. Thank goodness for good news.

  2. I can imagine you are so very relieved! Good news.

  3. Smiles through some sudden tears. Grateful.

  4. I'm very happy for both of you! It is so difficult waiting to hear the results of tests.

  5. Knew that something was up. So glad it's not nasty.

  6. Just came over from Jilda's! What a relief is all I'm saying. More po boys all round! And music!!!

    Take care

  7. Anonymous5:00 AM

    You must be on cloud nine.

  8. Anonymous5:55 AM

    Hi Rick,
    I can imagine the relief you're feeling :) that's great news! Happy new year to you and Jilda!
    Hugs x

  9. Anonymous7:27 AM

    such wonderful news, it must have been so frightening,

  10. Oh no, I was so scared for a few moments there. So relieved that it's not worse news.

  11. I am so happy for you both! Hugs

  12. I left a bit lengthy of a comment on Jilda's post. It is great news to hear and I hope her immune disorder can be treated easily and quickly. Happy New Year Rick!

  13. Think calm, nurturing thoughts. Does that sound like something Jilda would say?


  14. What a blessing to receive that good news. Jilda is in good hands with a hematologist. I worked for years for a hematologist/oncologist and I have tremendous faith in their expertise.

  15. Wow - Merry Christmas, huh? I think I can face just about anything as long as I understand what I'm facing. I don't like faceless, nameless unknowns. I'm so glad your worst fears were put to rest!

  16. What a great present - I am so glad for you both! sandie

  17. Praise God! Now the work begins to find out what's happening...good luck! tr


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