Small earthquake here in Michigan
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Blood counts stabilizing, I hope?
A little bit of good news regarding my hemoglobin levels; I thought for sure I'd end up having to get a transfusion this week, but my hemoglobin was 10.1 yesterday, that is up from 9.8 when it was last checked last Thursday. Not a big increase,... Read more
Feeling very blessed; help with yard work today
Shortly after 9am this morning, my dear friend Penny, along with her daughter and son-in-law, got here to rake my yard and get it tidied up for spring. I used to love doing yard work, but it's not something I can do anymore because of my health ... Read more
My week so far
Today is one of those days that I don't know where to begin, at least when it comes to today's blog, so if I sound like I am rambling, that is why.
I got through the weekend ok, though I was very tired; didn't sleep well Friday or Saturday ... Read more
Used book sale today
This morning, Penny picked me up and we went to the annual AAUW used book sale. The sale didn't officially start til 9am, but when we got there at 8:45am, the doors were open so we went in and a got a little bit of a head start on the crowd.
I... Read more
Wrist pain update and CBC again today
Still have not heard from the lymphedema specialist's office yet for an appointment, but as of yesterday, I haven't had any pain in that wrist, and the swelling has gone down a little bit. If they haven't called me by the time I go to the cancer... Read more
Wrist pain and possible lymphodema
Since around midday Friday, I have been having a lot of pain in my right wrist. I was hoping maybe it was just pain from overusing it (though I can't think of anything I had done over the past week that was more than my usual activity level, or ... Read more
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