Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Waiting Game

Anyone who has dealt with a serious medical issue knows that the majority of the stress is actually caused by the waiting times.  The medical issue is a pain for certain, but when you are actively fighting, then you can accept it more.

We are in another waiting period.  Tyler gave blood this morning about 9am Texas time and we are just waiting to hear what the results are.  I really hope that he continued his downward trend.

I was reading up on ALT last night and learned that a study somewhere asked people to eat fast food twice per day for a month and not exercise.  ALT levels apparently climbed within the week and climbed even higher over the month.  All of sudden, I am starting to feel a little better about guilt tripping my husband into eating leftovers more often than he ran out for fast food at lunch time.  :)  Admittedly, this is only one study and seemed to indicate that obesity is a problem (more than fast food specifically) because the fatty deposits on the liver can impede the liver's ability to work efficiently.  I just thought it was interesting....

We hope to get results sometime within the next hour and will certainly share what we know when we know it.  Thanks for the many prayers headed our way.  We hope that TODAY is the day for Tyler to begin on Ponatinib (the new name for the Ariad drug)!

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