Thursday, January 03, 2008

Chemo Update

So much for keeping the promise of writing to you as soon as I got home. I'm not sure where my day went once we got back from Seattle, but it's now after 10:00 and I just got on the computer for the night. Oops. You might have to wait for those photos until tomorrow.

Rick's blood counts are pretty stable (his white blood count and platelets are a little low so, we'll need to do our best to keep him away from germs this go around). When we were at the Cancer Care today, they made me wear a protective mask and rubber gloves (because of my sinus cold). I've been careful with Rick, but they told us today that many of the transplant patients have been getting very sick with the virus that's going around, so anyone with any kind of symptom had to be extra careful. It's better to be safe than sorry. We still spend about 3 hours down in Seattle for Rick's infusion, but it's so much easier on his body than before. He's been resting most of the day since we got home. The first couple of days after treatment usually wipe him out.

Tomorrow is a busy day for me. I'm having lunch with some friends, then visiting with some other friends after that. Rick and I are hoping to go to the high school basketball game tomorrow night. It's against Snohomish and Rick's cousins daughter plays for them. (Not that we need any reason to attend a sporting event). Of course, all of these plans may go to the wayside if I'm not feeling well ... or he isn't. :)

Just a reminder that next week (January 10th at 6:00pm) is our Relay for Life kick-off at the Cinemas in Stanwood. If you're not doing anything that night, stop by and join us.

Gotta get to bed. We started the day very early this morning and I'm starting to feel the exhaustion set in.

Dreaming Big,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think they should make the kids at school wear those masks. It would reduce the spread of germs and maybe cut back on the PDAs. I bet it kept you and Rick from making out (for a little while at least). Speaking of which - I just have to give you a hard time about #48 of the things you learned in 2007. It was an interesting slip up when you wrote high TREAD count sheets. What kind of miles are you love birds putting on those sheets?!!