Letting Out A Breath

I’ve been holding my breath for what seems like a lifetime.  Moments of being so very afraid, but not letting myself think about it.  So scared sometimes.  When something like this happens to you you fight that all the time.  I am, as all who know me would probably attest to, a positive person.  IContinue reading “Letting Out A Breath”

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On the Verge

Karen just got off the phone with Nancy.  My blood count is a mixed bag.  The reds are up over a point each (yay!)… they couldn’t get a good platelet count because they were clotted (I guess this happens all the time and is common, but has never happened to me), but they could tellContinue reading “On the Verge”

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Ice Bags Are My Friend

It’s Wednesday.  Today I hung out at home, ice bag on my hip since 4:00 today.  The bone marrow biopsy site isn’t that painful, just a bit swollen and a tad sore. I hung out with Mom most of the day.  Karen had to go into the city for a training this afternoon, so MomContinue reading “Ice Bags Are My Friend”

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Bone Marrow… Check

Well today was THE day folks.  The biopsy is done.  I’ve had, over the last few days, increasing levels of anxiety waiting waiting waiting for this day.  Building up, making me so tense I can’t even tell you.  This morning I was doing deep breathing exercises almost constantly. We went into Sunnyside Hospital at one,Continue reading “Bone Marrow… Check”

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First Outpatient Doctor’s Visit Today

Today I, we, meet with my oncologist for the first time on an outpatient basis.  We have a list of questions.  Will be interesting to see what he has to say.  What we know is that my blood work, from the draw on Monday, looked pretty good.  I have to get blood drawn every MondayContinue reading “First Outpatient Doctor’s Visit Today”

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