A three legged stool is more stable than any other. But mine has been out of kilter for a while. It’s not a real stool of course, just a hypothetical one with the legs being three of the numbers that try to rule my life – PSA, platelet counts and blood glucose. A year and a bit ago my PSA leg was too long, six months ago my platelet count leg was almost non-existent while the third blood glucose leg was knocked senseless by chemotherapy and then beaten up by the prednisolone that was trying to get my second leg right!
As you may have seen from my recent post my PSA (a lower the better number) has got down to a good figure and my platelet count (a higher the better number, up to a point) is at an acceptable level. I can now report that my glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) level (a 40 is better than 60 number) is now back to close to my pre-chemo pre-steroid level. (This indicates average blood sugar levels over a three month period which this time covered the three months after I stopped the prednisolone).
So my hypothetical stool is now no longer tilted like a Pisa Tower.