Monday, April 22, 2013


Hello again, Juan Day Readers,

And I thought the weekend was a bit of a nail-biter, what with the big ANCA blood test taken today which I found out takes a whole week for the results to come back.

As mentioned a couple times here and on fb as well, I am rather anxious and excited to see those results as they will show just how much progress has been made by all these meds to arrest the development of the Microscopic Polyangiitis thus far.

It’s been a long haul since that fateful eve on January 10th, but in the same breath, I’m more than happy to be at the stage I’m at in it all now, with only ONE MORE chemo session to go and over the course of the next two months, the Prednisone will go down to only 10 mgs/day.

This also means that all these other daily meds I’ve been taking because of the heavy immuno suppressive therapy will, as I understand it be finished with too and YAY!  No more daily antibiotics, no more buffers, no more vaccines and hopefully soon, less/different BP meds too as I’m really not liking this loss of voice on an almost daily basis until the evenings. 

At least tomorrow I can pick up the usual blood work results, (electrolytes, kidney filtration numbers, hemoglobin and leukocytes etc.), always interesting to me as I’m continuously experimenting with exactly how many and how much of the “forbidden foods”, I can get away with and still have stellar electrolyte levels.

For eg: lately, I’ve been sneaking 3-4 crumbled walnuts into my morning muslix and it’s DEEEEEEELICIOUS, and so many wonderful healthy oils in them and keeeerrriiiiist in a smart car, do I EVER miss nuts.

Anywho, just wanted to keep ya’ll posted as I’ve been a lil quiet lately and this is the reason why.  Also because I’ve been sleeping like a marmot since this last chemo session.  Feels soooooo nice and I know it’s healing me even more.

So voila, wishing everyone a great week and take good care of yourselves.


: J


sally said...

Hello Freckles! Thinking of you! Sunshine and flowers... love and big hugs xxx

Juanita Grande said...

Thanks, dear Sally,

About to head out to collect more of them in the sunshine with Tone-bone...

Hope you're doing wonderfully and hope to see you soon now that the weather's better and we can sit and chat outside or in our newly summerfied solarium.

: J

Jude said...

My fingers and toes are crossed here for you Miss J.! Dammit the waiting is the worst.... I hope the time speeds by for you.


Juanita Grande said...

Thanks much, Jude, : )

Good thing the naps make the time speed by...

(((hugs back))),

: J

Bria Spiers said...

Hello to your beautiful mind and radiant soul...
I wish you very well, and beyond, as you blossom into Springtime!
Blessings always.