To say the last several weeks here in the hospital have been challenging might be an understatement. I’m sure my wife, Michelle, and my family thought I was worse than I did. Despite a lack of energy at times I still found time to work my routine and enjoy my passion for working with my clients.
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Yesterday started with good news as I got my blood work done at St Luke’s Physician Clinic in Cedar Rapids, the numbers all came back well above the point where I need a transfusion. Then Dr. Hosne Begum stopped in to say, “You’re Amazing!” And then added, “And your wife is more amazing!” I’d handled the fever well and despite being diagnosed with pneumonia through a CAT scan I still feel very good.
Those of you who read A Lesson from Good To Great Stockdale Paradox – 3rd Biopsy Results know the results from my third biopsy were not what I’d hoped. Thursday evening late I got more bad news about the results from my fourth biopsy. What the doctors had hoped would happen, the good blood cells would return faster and denser than the leukemia did not occur. In fact the mass in my bone marrow increased to 20%, however the Leukemia cells (blast) increased from 71% of the cells to 82%.