Thursday, April 18, 2013
By the Numbers
I'm on my 'week off' chemo. I get a week off to see if my numbers will improve. Monday (the 15th) the numbers were the same old thing. Hemoglobin 6.9 and platelets were 14. So Wednesday I spent the day in infusion getting 2 units. Today, it was again test time. After spending Wednesday getting 2 units of blood, my count this morning was: hemoglobin 7.9 and platelets 11. Only get infused when hemoglobin is 7.5 or below and platelets are 10 or under. So the next test is Monday. It takes 2 days to get blood for me because of my weird antibodies. By then, if I don't build up anything, I will be so tired.
My life seems to revolve around numbers. A frustrating way to live, that's for sure, but it could be so much worse. So I will just be grateful for the good things happening.