Haematologist Appointment

Today I had an appointment with my haematologist. She is a very cautious doctor and doesn’t let on that she is overjoyed when reading some good news (as I imagine she would not show disappointment when reading some bad news), BUT I could tell that she was very pleased with my tests €”Another Barni rosemy skeletal X-rays (she confirmed that there were no lesions) and most recent blood tests. She told me that she wants to see me 4-6 months from now, and that is how she let me know that she thinks things are definitely going well. She said I should get in touch with her if something negative shows up on my next tests, but otherwise we can schedule our next appointment in the fall. Yippee!!!

An aside. Whenever I whip out my list of questions, she almost rolls her eyes in resignation. But today we ended up discussing a couple of my most recent research topics, and her final words to me were: I always learn something from you. That made my day. Perhaps my week. My month?


  1. You write with wit and clarity and I really enjoy reading your blog. There have been many news reports in the U.S. about the bees dying here. California rents bees from Arizona and theirs are all dying. Same in New England. I like the cell phone theory, but then, I live in a dead cell zone. Keep up the good work!

  2. I like minnesotadon’s enthusiasm, but my favorite expression when I am just brimming over with happiness is a very resounding YIPPEE, YIPPEE. (name of my boat, too). So two of them to you. Not only am I happy for the good results, but am also happy that YOU were the one that made them happen. You decided you wouldn’t accept the best that the medical professionals could offer and looked for something more–and you found more. That is the simple lesson that I learned from my own research into my wife’s Alzheimer’s. There is always more that can be done, and each of us must assume the responsibilty to do it. Very often the doctor won’t, or can’t because he feels bound by the best practices guide of the medical industry, and in the U.S. he is afraid his insurance company won’t back him up if he tries anything out of the ordinary. But it requires a lot of time to do the research, and to do it carefully and thoroughly, and not just jump into somethng half cocked. Well, you are the best researcher I have found yet (including myself), and I doff my hat to you in admiration. Keep going baby, you’re on a roll!

  3. Great that you got your hematologist’s confirmation of what you already knew. And I join her in saying “I always learn something from you”, but I add: every day when I read your blog.

  4. Great news Margaret.
    I have to see my specialist in 2 weeks – I`ll let you know what happens.
    Take care.

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