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CT scans scheduled for tomorrow

Thursday, May 21, 2015      21 comments

As I mentioned in my blog yesterday, my oncologist ordered CT scans for me. The hospital called me about an hour ago; I was expecting that my appointment would not be scheduled until next week, so I was surprised to find out they had an opening ... Read more

Oncologist appointment today; scans coming up

Wednesday, May 20, 2015      19 comments

The good news I got today is that now I only have to get the Halotestin injections every 28 days, instead of every 2 weeks. That's at least one less trip to the cancer center each month. The other news, which isn't necessarily bad, but let'... Read more

Feeling better since the transfusion

Tuesday, May 19, 2015      20 comments

The fatigue is not completely gone, but things have been a lot better since my transfusion Friday. My legs are feeling stronger now too; 2 weeks ago when I went grocery shopping, I had to use one of those electric carts, and still felt pooped ou... Read more

Finally, a much needed blood transfusion!

Saturday, May 16, 2015      24 comments

My hemoglobin on Thursday was 8.6, finally met that criteria for a blood transfusion, but when I didn't get any calls that day from either my oncologist's or internist's office, I pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I would just "tough ... Read more

Still struggling

Monday, May 11, 2015      28 comments

I wish I had better news to report, but unfortunately, still struggling with the fatigue, and with the hemoglobin being low, but not quite low enough, to be able to get a transfusion. In some ways, it's worse to be ALMOST needing one than actual... Read more

The loss of a very dear man

Thursday, May 07, 2015      31 comments

On Monday, our community lost a great man. His name was Phil, and he was a good friend of my dad's. Phil and his family lived about a mile down the road from where our family lived. I remember when I was very young, sometimes his wife Kathy use ... Read more

Small earthquake here in Michigan

Saturday, May 02, 2015      22 comments

Around 12:25 pm, I was sitting at my computer and suddenly felt some shaking for about 30 seconds; no noise with it, just felt like the house was shaking. It didn't scare me, it was over with so quickly. It just felt strange. At first, I even wo... Read more

Today's CBC

Thursday, April 30, 2015      22 comments

Hemoglobin count today is 9.1, just down slightly from the 9.3 on Tuesday. The lab tech had a little trouble getting my blood today. (I have port, but the hospital here won't access them in the outpatient lab.) Since my arm was bruised by all th... Read more

Rough start to the week

Tuesday, April 28, 2015      23 comments

It was kind of a rough weekend with the fatigue and having low energy levels again. Sunday night was a bad night, no sleep at all, and a rapid heart rate kept me awake. I felt very shaky and weak when I got up yesterday morning. I called my frie... Read more

A low thyroid and a sick kitty

Friday, April 24, 2015      25 comments

It's been a tough week with my fatigue issues, and on top of that, my cat Timmy is having some health issues right now. Had my usual standing orders for my blood counts on Monday and Thursday; Monday's hemoglobin was 9.8, and yesterdays was... Read more

Hitting a wall with fatigue again

Saturday, April 18, 2015      25 comments

First, a little bit of good news; it's been 5 weeks now since I've last had a blood transfusion; that is an improvement over the last few months, averaging about 3 weeks in between transfusions. So even thought the hemoglobin is still not stayin... Read more

A Rainy and Windy Monday

Monday, April 13, 2015      21 comments

I had my CBC done this morning, as per my standing order for Mondays. Last Thursday it was 9.8; today it was 9.7. That is a very slight drop, but I am still a bit disappointed that it didn't go up instead. At least I've made it 4 weeks now witho... Read more

Pushing through fatigue, but enjoying beautiful weather

Sunday, April 12, 2015      19 comments

Despite the fatigue issues, I managed to accomplish the two most important goals I had for this weekend. Yesterday was my laundry day, and I got an early start on that in the morning and had it done by 1pm. I'm very thankful to have a washing ma... Read more

Today's CBC

Thursday, April 09, 2015      25 comments

I went in this morning for my Thursday standing order CBC. Hemoglobin went down a little bit; it was 9.8 today. But this time, I am not letting that discourage me; last Thursday, it was also 9.8, but it went up to 10.1 when I had it checked on M... Read more

A good oncologist appointment today; cautiously optimistic

Wednesday, April 08, 2015      25 comments

I had an appointment with my oncologist this morning, and as I expected, he was pleased about my hemoglobin counts finally showing signs of stabilizing, so it sounds like the Halotestin is FINALLY working. He wants to continue the injections eve... Read more

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