Mom got here yesterday and then took Karen to the airport this morning.
I didn’t blog yesterday… I haven’t been feeling that well. Probably a combo of things… I’m stressed about Karen leaving, and I have been running a low grade fever on and off since yesterday. We contacted the powers that be at oncology and heard that unless my fever gets to 101 we shouldn’t panic. I don’t really have any other symptoms. I feel tired, a bit worn down, but then again I didn’t sleep great last night… checking my temp every time I got up to go to the bathroom. It made it up to 100.5 at one point, but then went down from there. If it does hit 101 I will probably have to go back into the hospital for antibiotics and other tests to make sure I’m OK. We are hoping that doesn’t happen. The nice thing is that my oncology office called today to check on me. Asked Karen a bunch of questions about me. Like I said… no real other symptoms… other than tiredness. I feel like I’m getting great care from them. It’s awesome. It will be interesting to see what my blood work looks like tomorrow. Mom and I will probably go in in the morning, just to get in there and get it done so we can know earlier about what’s what. I’m hoping my RBCs and platelets are fairly stable and that my WBCs and neutrophils, if not up, are at least stable. Hoping for them to rise in the next week or so. Wouldn’t it be great to not be neutropenic for a week or more before I have to go back into the hospital for the next round? Yes… yes it would.
So, I have avoided talking about Karen leaving… which I mentioned earlier. I am really glad she is going to be with Mary, Martin, and the baby. It will be wonderful for her to be there for the birth of our first grandchild and to help Mary… and Martin… through it. It’s a good thing. I just miss her already. We have not been separated for more than a week since we’ve met. This is going to be strange. Good thing I have my momma here with me. She will take good care of me (which makes Karen feel better… and me), and be great company in the absence of my honey. Karen and I plan on skyping every day and talking on the phone as well. It will work out. It will be OK. And before you know it we will have a new bouncing grand baby and Karen will be winging her way back to me. :-) It will go fast.