Monthly Archives: November 2012

Bone marrow biopsy

I was at PMH yesterday for my consultation with Dr. Yee.  My blood  counts are abnormally low, despite being on a reduced dose of Gleevec (400mg).   WBC = 2.4 (normal is 4 – 11 bil/L cubed) platelets = 26 (normal is 150 … Continue reading

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Just wait and see

Yesterday, I went to PMH to see Dr. Yee.  I have been off Gleevec for 2 days.  My WBC continued to fall (which I consider to be a good thing, but it’s actually below normal now) and my platelets rose … Continue reading

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Packing up at work and low platelets

Yesterday, I went to work to pack up my personal things.  Since I will be away from work for a while, it only makes sense for me to vacate my office, so that someone else can use it.  It has been months … Continue reading

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Stem cell donor drive a success!

Yesterday’s stem cell donor drive at First Markham Place was a great success! So many family and friends came out to support me. I was so touched by all those who came to pay me a visit, some of whom … Continue reading

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How I was diagnosed

The purpose of this blog is twofold: to keep my family, friends, etc. up-to-date about my journey with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), a cancer of the white blood cells, and to urge those of Chinese heritage to register to be a … Continue reading

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