Painting house

Hi Guys.  Yesterday I was painting my house. (I hate painting.) I tripped on a dead rose bush stump and fell, banging my head. I swore like a trucker (under my breath since my grandkids were there). The ensuing headache and nausea sent me to bed for an hour.

Not sure why I’m telling you this. I guess I just felt like complaining to someone, so feel free to ignore that.

Anyway, I got back up and did more painting. We’re painting our little home red. We will be putting down three coats. Yesterday we did the primer and some of the first coat of red. Since it was Sunday I had lots of help from family members. This week I’ll be flying solo but am looking forward to finally getting the “fun” job done.

Of course, as some of you can relate, I get tired and can’t put in a full day but that’s alright. Our house is small enough that a week gives me plenty of time.

Leuk may be slowing me down a little but not much. I am lucky that I can still function at a somewhat normal level.

I think I’ll do a post tomorrow on just what the heck ‘normal’ really means. See you then.

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Here’s an update on a previous post:

The docs say my sore leg is not due to lymph nodes pinching off a nerve. Instead they think it may just be a small fracture from some sort of injury. It is what they call an “occult fracture”. The word ‘occult’ means hidden. In this case the fracture cannot be seen by my x-ray.

They are going to do an MRI to find the fracture or see if something else is causing the problem.

The good news is it sounds like it is something that will heal.

Sorry Leuk, you don’t get any credit for this one.

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Blood test results August 2016Here’s my labs for August 2016. The numbers are still relatively flat. In fact, as you can see, they have dropped a little. That’s good news. I am blessed that they don’t continue to climb as they did from September 2009 through June of 2013. So far Leuk is taking it easy on me. I hope my lower stressed life is contributing to this.

You can click on the image to get a larger version.

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Cancer Center buildingToday I get to go see my cancer doc for my bi-annual check up. Oh joy. You know, just a few years back I would have never imagined myself going to a building called the Cancer Center. Jeez.

Anyway, in addition to my usual check up I’ll be discussing a new thing with my doctor. I have developed a limp from pain in my right leg. It has occurred off and on for a couple years but now it’s daily.

My GP (family doctor) says it could be caused by one of two things: either swollen lymph nodes in my groin (caused by my CLL) are pinching a nerve, or I have some bone degeneration. That’s a hell of a choice.

So, I had an x-ray yesterday and I should get the results soon. My GP and cancer doctors will be comparing notes.

Either way, bone degeneration or swollen lymph nodes, getting older and having leukemia at the same time is a pain in the butt… or, make that leg.

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TonyFilmFeeling a lot better today. Getting things done. Almost on top of my game.

I say ‘almost’ because my sore back has returned making it hard to sleep. But, hey, big deal. I mean, when you’ve got CLL a bad back is a cake walk.

I hope all you Leuk Fighters out there are doing well. If you’d like a distraction, I recommend a documentary I just saw on Netflix called Tony Robbins I am not your GURU.

Whatever you may think of Tony Robbins this film is worth seeing. It is a “behind the scenes” documentary of one of Tony’s five day events. It also gives you an intimate look at the man himself. I came away from it with a new appreciation for the guy.

BTW, I’m not getting any kickbacks, I just really liked the film.

Take care guys & gals.

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