Friday, October 26, 2007

Normal never sounded so good

I received the results of my Bone Marrow Biopsy this week. This is not one of those tests where you want to do your best and get a 100%. This is one of those tests where the results are somewhat murky and hard to discerne. The results are full of complicated phrases and long multi-syllable words like Lymphoproliferative Disorder. There was no multiple choice or all of the above option, and the answer was not one word or sentence but a paragraph that when read at once with proper pornunciation means.... "Normal" ... results are Normal.... Within normal limits. Here is how we got to that answer.

-Normcellular Bone Marrow with trilinear hematopiesis.
-No Evidence of a Lymphoproliferative Disorder or increased myeloblast Population.
-Decreased Storage of Iron.

Which is how you say normal in clinical speak. So one bullet dodged for now anyway.

I started jogging this week. I noticed Amy is doing some exercising and she asked me to go jogging . She is using the "Couch to 5k" program. I looked it up and it seems like a good program. The podcasts are at this site or go on Itunes and search for artist Robert Ullrey and download the free podcasts. This Robert guy created a few podcasts one for each of the 9 weeks. I downloaded them from I-tunes and it walks you through the 30 min work out with a 5 minute brisk walk and then 8 sessions of jog 60 seconds walk 90 seconds. Then finish with a 5 minute cool off walk. I 've completed the first week and I'm on to week 2 which is more jogging and less walking each week until at week 9 you are running / jogging 3 miles straight. Now that's going to be impressive. I will enjoy seeing this progession and seeing if I can stick to it.

Boise State and San Jose state game is on so I'm going to watch these guys score 60 points on each other.

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