Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Bob and I were talking about having lunch and watching some movies. I have been really tired and weak today, so that seemed like a great option. That's when it happened. The phone started ringing and Bob answered. It was the clinic and they wanted to know if we could come in to discuss my lab results. Sure, no problem. Oh, and could we come within the hour? What? I didn't get a shower or shampoo my hair, but we made it in time. We didn't have to wait, but were taken in right away, which earned us some really nasty looks from those waiting to be seen.
All of my results from Monday were in. Everything with the CT scan and chest X-ray showed all is normal. Whew! That was a big relief. The problem is with the labs. It seems both the white and red cells are low along with the hemoglobin. I am to take iron pills twice a day or will have to have more transfusions. They also have no idea where the blood is coming from. When I asked what could cause the cell issues, she was really hesitant. She mentioned the spleen could be swollen and sometimes meds and a whole host of other things. She wasn't sure what the doctor was looking at in the test results. I had to have more blood drawn. Pat said when the doctor has time to check these labs, he would determine if I needed to take the results to my oncologists ASAP. She is to call us to tell us the decision. I really don't want to jump to conclusions and think the worse, but I must say, I'm not so sure I'll be so lucky with this as I have been in the past 2 1/2 years. I'm trying to hold onto my faith and trust in the Lord. I have to tell you, though, I'm really nervous about it all. Especially since I really didn't get any answers.
We went from the small town (pop.2000) to the big town (pop. 35,000)after leaving the clinic. I wanted to look at a new - to - me lap top. I haven't been all that happy with the one we got for me. Bob likes it, though, so he might take it over. I have a smaller lap top that I use when I'm in the living room, and I wanted the 17" as a replacement for my desk top that has seen much better days. When we finished, I "rented" it for a week to see how I like it before committing to get it. By the time we were finished, it was getting later and we were both pretty hungry. Bob needs to eat every so often for his diabetes. He was been keeping it well in check with diet and exercise and we would like to keep it that way. Anyway, we got some things to take home for dinner. It was really good and Bob seemed to like his, too. I had some spinach, mushrooms, cheese, and bread. Nice and light, yet I felt full. Bob made some pasta and added some veggies in a creamy sauce rather than a red one. He also had a small salad.
So that is pretty much how our day went from noon on. We never did watch any movies!
Everyone have a great rest of the week. I hope with the iron pills I must take twice a day that I'll start to feel stronger and more awake.
Peace Love Cure
Don't these look bright and "springy"?