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Humbly Grateful!

I have to apologize for not giving an update this week. It has been an uneventful week which is a good thing. Today, Friday, I had to have blood work done and basically I now have only 2 white cells left and not many more platelets but I have had no fevers or anything for …

Home Sweet Home

Shhh, it is a secret! I escaped today and if I promised to be good they would not send a posse after me. Thank goodness, it was a last minute decision my doctor made since so far I am not suffering real bad. But I think he was glad to get rid of me. I …

TGIF!!

TGIF!! Last day of treatment. The nurse is getting ready to hang the last bag of chemo that will run for 24 hours, ending Saturday afternoon, then I am out of here for the time being! Of course the Comfort Inn is not a 4 star motel but it is clean. I hoping they will …

One more day of this poison!

Today, Thursday, was much like yesterday. No new side effects yet. Steroid is still being awful but they give me things to counteract it. I had my first full night of sleep with a little help from my friendly klonopin. Unfortunately, the aide came busting at 7am screaming that she had to get my vital …

Day 2 of chemo and counting

Well I have to admit that today, Wednesday, was not bad for the exception of the dexamethasone I get along with the chemo. It continues to raise my blood pressure, heart rate, blood sugar and decrease the amount of sleep. They are treating the symptoms with anti-hypertensives, heart rate control meds, and something to help …

Can ride the dexamethasone high?!?

Well today,Tuesday, was the official first full day of the lovely cocktail I am taking but first they gave me anti-nausea meds, fluids and my favorite…..DEXAMETHASONE!! I hate that stuff. We do not get along! So they infuse the cocktail over 24 hours so you tend not to get a concentrated amount all at once …

Becoming a proficient roller coaster rider

Well it has been over 24 hours since we decided to change the coarse concerning my transplant. I am becoming a more proficient rider of this emotional roller coaster. To bale out and get off is not an option. You see life is just that, an emotional roller coaster. One can become a proficient rider …