Work went well today, hair falling out more and more everyday (in the shower even). Other than that energy level is back up and I’m feeling good. I go in for round 3 on Monday so we will see how that goes. Woo hooo. haha
So after waiting over 24 hours for the local blood bank to match my blood (unsuccessful still). I sit here in my hospital room beginning what is 8 hours of great fun…a biological cross match is what they are calling it. Basically this consists of giving me O negative blood, which is compatible with everyone, and… Continue reading Adventures in Transfusion
So I keep talking about my “Port”, I’ll be caught saying “my port this” and “my port that” so here’s a little info on exactly what is inserted in my chest. I have installed what is called a Power-Port by Bard Access, it essentially saves me from having to have an IV installed every week… Continue reading Whats a Port?
Today was pretty good, helped mom and cleaned up the garage all day. Felt good till tonight, my headaches seem to be getting worse, the more I think about this transfusion and how it supposedly will make me feel better the more I want it. Haha, it seems like it will be a necessary evil… Continue reading Today
So as I sit here tonight in my humble abode. I’m recounting the events of this week. Chemo on Monday, good as usual, the nurses were nice and I got news the a blood transfusion is something … of necessity. What I thought was going to be a choice is now turning into something that… Continue reading Getting Through
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So after all these sequential posts I’m finally getting caught up in my saga for you guys to be reading some current posts. So I’ll give you a brief review of round one…Sit in a bed, get chemo for 4 hours, get up from bed at hour 3, go to the TLC (Treatment Learning Class),… Continue reading Ding Ding…Round One
As for the next leg of my story it goes kinda like this. On the Monday I get my diagnosis, after many more blood tests I get the schedule for the next week. How anyone is supposed to work/school or do anything is crazy to me. Monday: Labs / Doctors Visit Tuesday: Reproductive Health Clinic… Continue reading The Next Stage
Well well, where to start. There is so much to say and quite frankly, I’m tired and don’t want to say much. But I guess I’ll start at the beginning, some might say writing my thoughts down is therapeutic, others would say its a bit … daunting. However I think of this as a good… Continue reading The Beginning