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Blood counts today

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

BRRRR! Hard to believe just a few days ago we had two days of temperatures in the 50's. It was only 15°F when I got up this morning. Now it's up to 30°F with a windchill of 21, but at least the sun is out.

No chemo this week but I had to go and get lab work done to check my blood counts. White blood counts are down; I have to be careful, but they are not in the dangerously low range where I have to "quarantine" myself. Hemoglobin went down a little bit from last week; still in the range where it causes fatigue, but not low enough to require a transfusion. Since I do not have chemo this week, there is a good chance the hemoglobin will go up on it's own by next week.

I had to stop at Rite Aid to pick up some prescriptions before coming home. While I was there, I checked out the Christmas clearance. I wasn't really expecting to find anything good since by this time of the year it's usually pretty picked over, but I actually found some very nice, very cute boxed Christmas cards with cats and dogs on them, 20 per box, originally $10, marked down to $2.50; I got two boxes for next year.

I was very glad to get back home today and out of the cold. I am still going strong on my exercise streak, 15 days so far now!

Here is recent picture of me; I snapped this while I was waiting for my mom to pick me up for church on Sunday.

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