Thursday, December 4, 2008

Blood Test Results -- Clean!

I just got back the call anyone would want to get under the cicumstances: blood work was clean, with no indication of antibodies! Even my doctor was surprised.

But here's the thing (there's always a thing): my last blood work was sent to a different lab (I believe Mayo Clinic). Prior to that, all my bloodwork was done at UCSF. Blood work is very dependent on the particular assay used. This latest round -- the clean one -- was done at UCSF.

So, just to make certain, he wants to do what my father called a "rubber round": one more test next month which gets sent back to Mayo Clinic, just to make sure everything is indeed clean. That all make sense? I am pretty much processing this in real time too as I just got the call a few moments ago.

Regardless, I am stoked. Super stoked, actually. Thank you everyone for all the good wishes and positive vibes. They were put to good use.

10 comments:

Crazymamaof6 said...

congrats! that is EXCITING! and I'm sure a huge relief.

Shannon said...

GREAT NEWS!!!!

Shannon said...

GREAT NEWS!!!!

Megan said...

Very good news Howard...Congrats!

Nana said...

We are so happy to hear the good news. Now go ahead and enjoy your family, the up coming race and every day life. Relish the moment.

Anonymous said...

of course congrats. but it,s rubber match not rubber round.gs

df said...

very nice!

gailaj said...

Very cool - so glad for you. (And yup, have also heard that different labs test differently, so your doc is smart to repeat it.)

Carrie said...

Woohoo!

michael Beno said...

Well done, How. Way to kick it in the assay.