My friend Susan drove me to Dana-Farber today for my monthly check-up. Blood counts are all good: wbc 10.1; hgb 10.4; platelets 128. The driving took longer than the clinic visit. My doctor's very pleased and says I can reduce the prednisone by half. Maybe I'll eat less and sleep more. My friend Ann says the tapering might make me crabby. Bring it on. My bite's always been worse that my bark.
Still pending are the tests they did on my immune system. I'm going to New York City this weekend and want to see if my new system can take the exhaust fumes, the dirt and the crowds. Can I take a subway? That's got to be the supreme test. I suspect I can handle all those hazards, but can my heart handle the excitement? Stay tuned.