Archive for January, 2012

Back In The Saddle Again

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Swayback HorseI vividly remember sitting in front of my little blue record player with cowboys all over it playing my 33 1/3 yellow discs and singing this song by Gene Autry.  I even had a Gene Autry cowboy hat and holster set. Don’t know why Mom and Dad didn’t give me Dale Evans or Annie Okley. I also remember sticking a bobby pin in the open socket above the record player plug, and learned to NEVER to do that again.  I couldn’t have been older than 4 years old.  Where did that segway come from?

The stimulating shots for my white blood cell count worked. Would you believe those shots are made up of medical E. coli? Shutter! So I whined and pleaded and got them to resume my chemo that very afternoon.  Yay?

9 more weeks, can you hold on with me a little while longer?


Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

With radiation now behind me (thank heavens!) I was “looking forward (?)” to finishing up the last three chemo sessions and getting on with my life.  I need good numbers on my blood work and then we would be set to go!

Blast it! I should be between 3-5 on white blood cell count and I’m a 1. That’s the number that fights infection.  The red count is low too, but not as critical to proceed, that’s the energy one. So NO CHEMO this week. 

I am infusing spinach, iron, and wheat grass and anything I can think of into my diet that might help…and praying. The sooner I resume, the sooner it’s over!

Another blood test this Friday. Study, study, study.