Last time I had my blood drawn, three months ago, my T-cells were 583. They had been increasing steadily in the last three years from my diagnosis level of 101 (AIDS) and my health has been steadily improving. However, I was stunned yesterday to get a reading of 903! For people without a compromised immune system, the normal range is between 400-1400, so this is encouraging, if not down right exciting. If simply quitting smoking (2 or 3 cigarettes a week) created this jump, then I highly recommend it….
I spent some time today with Joe Mirabella, another blogger for Bilerico- we had a nice visit at Oddfellows over warm liquids and a lurking Dan Savage (he was busy typing in a corner). Joe’s covering the Prop 8 trial and his good energy and intelligent comments encouraged me to do more on the activism front.
On the other end of the spectrum, I had a keratosis burned off my face (sorry, no cool scar- not even an eye patch!) and I think I’m coming down with a cold. Well, it’s excellent weather for staying warm and dry inside with a cup of Bengal Spice….