Disappointed And Venting

So Karen just got off the phone with Nancy, my chemotherapy case manager.  Seems all my counts went up except my neutrophils, which went down from 810 to 770.  Everything else… up.  What does this mean?  I’m still neutropenic.  Yep.  Still neutropenic.  No going out for me without a mask.  No trips to Costco or to the Juvenile Department to clean out my office.  No trip to Sleep Country  to try out mattresses (unless, of course, I wear a mask).  I am disappointed.  I wanted to be able to get some out of the house time before going back into the hospital on Saturday.  We think I can still go, though we aren’t totally sure.  I hope I can.  I mean, I don’t really want to go back in, but I do want to go back in.  Karen is leaving September 1 for England.  That means if I go in on Saturday we have exactly six days together back home after I get out before she leaves.  I’m just kinda bummed right now.  Nancy was going to call the oncologist on call to talk to her about my counts. I may go in for another draw before Thursday.  Maybe not.  We shall see.

I’m venting….


  1. “I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle. There is an inward fermentation, and there must be a vent.”
    ~Henry Ward Beecher~

  2. And vent you should! So sorry to hear, but hopefully you’ll get it all worked out so you and Karen can be together.

    Let us know if you need help with anything while she’s gone. We’ll have Toshan here, but the kids are hoping to get her into daycare, so we should have some free time.

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