It’s been a few days since I posted anything. Not much happening around here, for me anyway. Just laying on the couch being sort of tired as my numbers are down. Blood draw tomorrow. Here’s hoping the neupogen has done it’s job (had to get three more shots, for a total of 11… the last of which I gave myself today) and the white blood count and neutrophil count are up. Tomorrow is technically my nadir (the low point) so even if the neupogen hasn’t given me raised numbers they should start coming up on their own. I’m hoping for a more rapid increase because of the neupogen, but we shall see. As to my tiredness… my red counts were down on Monday…. and according to reports from Mom and Kev I’m looking pretty pale, which I always do when my counts are low. The neupogen doesn’t do anything for the red counts, so we just have to wait for those to come up on their own. They usually take a bit longer normally Again… interesting to see what they will be tomorrow.
The good news is that I haven’t gotten a fever so far… knocking on wood now… and so haven’t had to go to the hospital this time around. I’m hoping that holds and I don’t get one, and don’t have to go. I guess if I do I do, but it would be nice not to.
The best news is that Karen comes home from England tomorrow. I know she is having a hard time leaving Mary, Martin, and Sebastian, and I totally sympathize with all of them. This long long distance thing is so hard. I am glad though that she’s coming home to me. I have been so well taken care of by Mom and have loved having her here, but I’m sure she’s ready to go home as well. Mom says she’s loved spending this time with her kids… after all, when does a Mom get a chance to spend a month with her grown kids like this. Pretty nice, even if the circumstances haven’t been ideal, it’s been wonderful. I have missed Karen terribly though and am so glad she is going to be on her way to me in just under two hours. It’s a long journey for her… she will be traveling for 18 hours… and she will be exhausted. But, she will be home… It’s been our longest time of separation and I can’t wait to see her face.