not a relapse…good grief

i was at the onco clinic this morning. i’ve spiked a fever for three days straight and had some nose bleeding episodes so my blood was checked for possible infection.

after an hour the verdict came. yes, i have infection but cbc is still good,  no leukemic blast, wbc and rbc both normal. so in general, i’m still on remission. the “relapse” theory was thrown out of the window. good grief.

the “supposed-final-schedule-for-my-sct” will be moved (again) to a later date. no idea when, but definitely not this month.

and the oncologist is honest enough to tell me that: 60% of patients who receive SCT gets cured. however, the remaining 20% don’t survive the chemo, the routinary IV medications and radiation leading up to the transplant. and the other 20% dies due to complications they develop after the transplant. this reality hit me hard and i began to wonder, would i be at the 60? the first 20? the last 20? all of a sudden, uncertainty’s coming into the picture.

but then I know that His ways are higher than mine. He knows what’s best for me and that i just need to continue entrusting my life to Him–my Jehovah Rophi.

so…….. i’m pressing on still, keeping the faith and trying to be patient (he he he)

again, i want to say thank you to those who remembered me on my birthday. a Big sweet hug to all of you. God is so good and His mercies never come to an end.

by the way, i got this “cake” for my birthday:

definitely, the sweetest gift i got. thank you so much. you are definitely sweeter than this one. i’m so sure of that. wanna bet? wink!

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  1. 1

    etzhel said,

    Huggin u sooo tight 🙂

    I am praying you’d feel better soon,
    just hang in there and keep the faith.

    God is indeed wonderful ! 😀

    I am certain He’d bless you with
    His countless graces and
    surprise you with
    your complete healing soon…

    ehem, yum nman ng cake mo 😉

  2. 2

    enteng said,

    dude, buti naman di nagrelapse. tuloy tuloy mo lang ang pagpapagaling.

    chicken flavor ba yang cake na yan? bwehehehe

    ingat dude.

  3. 3

    mayui said,

    That’s great news. Sana po magtuloy-tuloy ang paggaling niyo.
    God bless you po.

  4. 4

    claire said,

    a good news indeed. answered prayer na naman tayo 🙂

    hope you are doing well today. wag ka kasing ma-stress sa mga negative na naririnig mo eh. be strong my dear.

    God bless and i hope to see you soon.

  5. 5

    jude said,

    God is indeed an awesome God! keep getting better dude. God bless.

  6. 6

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  7. 7

    hi blog hopping poh!!

    sya nga pala happy bday! 😉

    naglalambing lang 😀

    lex: thanks sa bday greetings. God bless.

  8. 8

    kengkay said,

    hi betterman! belated happy birthday, you are missed at WPP 😀

    lex: thanks keng. miss ko na rin sila. mag-visit ako one of these days. God bless.


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