On Thursday, I took Jenelle with me for my follow up at UCLA with Dr. Territo. Everything is good with me; my counts are strong and I'm still cancer free. Dr. Territo wants me to finish the course of ATRA (Vitamin A chemo) that I started in September, but had to suspend when I was having the headaches. I have a planned dental cleaning next Friday, so she wants me to start chemo the following Monday and take the ATRA for the next 10 days.
Prior to my appointment at UCLA, Jenelle and I stopped by my office to drop off donuts for our (new) secretary's birthday. My department has a new secretary, and her first day at the firm was the day Jenelle had a 9 minute seizure. Just as we were leaving to take her to lunch on her first day, I got the call and had to rush out. Since she had already heard so much about Jenelle, it was only fitting to have them meet, so she could see how special Jenelle is.
It was a wonderful visit for Jenelle. I realized the last time she made a visit at the firm was two years ago. At that time, I tried to walk her around the office halls, but she was easily tired. Last Thursday, Jenelle was walking everywhere, and very cute when she peeked her head over cubicle bays to say hello. We had a wonderful day together in our trip to UCLA, and it was helpful to have her for the car pool lane as well.
That is all for now. With the holidays approaching, my next follow up will be in 6 weeks. That is all for now - I'll keep you posted!