Monday, January 14, 2008

Chemo Round 3 Day 1

Well I am back in the hospital to get another round of chemo. I will return to daily entries on the blog starting today. I get two doses of chemo today, then on Wednesday and Friday. Then I wait for my counts to return to normal so I can go home. Sounds easy, doesn't it? That is if I don't get an infection or some other problem. Last time it went fairly well and I was here for 22 days and I had to use Christmas to get out early. Realistically it will be close to four weeks probably before I get to go home again. Hopefully, God has it planned for me to get out earlier and have no major setbacks this time as I prepare for the transplant.

As of today , I am eating well and have gained 10 pounds since my discharge. I am walking well and am nearly back to full strength. My stamina is down a little but is returning. My hemoglobin today is 11.1(14-16 is normal). My platelet count is 293,000. That is normal. My white blood count is 7,600 which is also normal. My neutrophil count is about 4000 which is normal too.

I did get both of my meals on time today which is an improvement over last two times I was admitted. They did forget part of my supper, though, and had to bring it later.

I am hoping and praying for another boring stay. I still covet your prayers. May God bless all of you.


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