Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Change in Plans

Other than City of Hope, this was supposed to be an uneventful week. No chemo, no other doctors, nothing. I've gone to work the past couple of days for a few hours, but then have come home exhausted. Really exhausted. City of Hope did blood work on Monday and I was more anemic than I had been, so that would explain the tiredness. But today driving home from work I was so tired, I was thinking I could close my eyes at a red light and doze off. Not good. Probably should have asked for a ride home. Pride...I can do it myself!!!

Anyhow, got home and immediately took a nap, but the funny thing is that I didn't think I fell asleep, but nearly 2 hours later I woke up. Leslie called my oncologist to discuss the results of Monday's consultation and he said I definitely needed a transfusion to get more blood in my system. So that is tomorrow morning at 8 am. It's outpatient luckily, but still, I'll be getting 2 units so it's an all day affair. We also have an office visit Friday with my doctor to discuss adding another drug to my chemo mix. We want to get more aggressive in fighting the myeloma. Fuck that myeloma.  We need to get my kidneys working better, so I can do the stem cell process in August. So we'll see Dr Phan on Friday and I'll get an EKG, which is standard procedure before adding a new drug to the mix. It looks like next week when Cycle Three starts, I'll be getting more drugs. I forgot what the new stuff is called. It starts with a "D". Fine by me, let's be more aggressive.

So see that, what was supposed to be a quiet week, just got more interesting. 

Gracie had a sleepover at Matt & Rich's Monday night and apparently Rich was able to teach Gracie to fetch. I need to see proof of that. Her Mohawk is starting to fill in, but still looks awesome.

1 comment:

  1. I'm tired just reading this. I was anemic once and I know how exhausting it is. I'm so impressed that you are finding the time, energy and creative inspiration to keep us updated in between everything. Don't stop blogging. I know I'm not the only one reading and appreciating this! --Julee


Berenson Oncology Success Rate

 Some reading about my myeloma specialist's success rate. A press release and an article from Targeted Oncology.