It's been a busy week. Monday I had my monthly checkup at the Farber. Fortunately, everything is still good with the MM. Knock on wood. The most interesting results were my red blood cell counts after getting the iron dextran infusion the week before. Wow! My hematocrit ("crit" in nurse speak) jumped from 37.7 to 44.4 (normal range is 38.4-48.2). Similarly, my hemoglobin went up from 12.6 to 14.6 (normal range is 13.2-16.7). That sure took care of the anemia! I feel like Popeye--"I eats me spinach". Watch out, Bluto!
After my appointments, Gretchen and I drove up to our summer place at the farm in upper New York state to join Jeff and Christine for a couple of days. We had a great time cooking on the grill, sitting by the fire pit, and navigating the ATV trails. We celebrated Christine's birthday on Tuesday by driving up to Montreal. We had a delightful visit to the Museum of Fine Arts and then capped off the day with a wonderful meal at a nearby French (what else?) restaurant called L'Autre Saison. It was scrumptious. Montreal is a great city, and it is only a 45 minute drive from the farm. Sadly, the season is coming to an end, so we closed up the place for the winter. Until next year.