Before the mindless blathering (apparently that really is a word since it wasn’t flagged by my spell check) starts, the bad news is that on Friday morning my neutrophil count was 0.1.
That means possibly a delay in my next round of chemo or at best a decreased next dose if there isn’t a dramatic increase by Monday afternoon. It seems the nasty tasting wheat grass juice is not helping, but I don’t have any other options so I will continue to drink it.
Now onto the random thoughts that have occurred to me while I have spent too much time sitting on my couch:
Do not stand in a customs line at an airport 40 hours after having a biopsy done. The odds of wanting to either vomit or pass out are pretty high and somewhat unpleasant. At the same time travelling is a marvelous way of distracting one’s self from potential bad stuff so maybe sucking it up and standing in the line is not such a bad idea after all.
Eat pancakes regularly. They are even recommended by the BC Cancer Agency as a food to eat. Add bacon and maple syrup and they are even better. Although bacon and maple syrup are not recommended by the Cancer Agency sometimes living risky is the better course of action.
When playing Settlers of Catan it is really unfair if all the other players gang up on the cancer patient.
Hand hygiene is really important.
Hard boiled eggs are tasty, even without salt and pepper.
Text messaging is an excellent method of communication when computers are not conveniently located next to the couch and talking is too exhausting.
I think I have used the word exhausting more times in the last 6 weeks than I had used it in my entire life BC.
I have a really cute dog, and a really cute cat. And an awesome husband:)
Having an overactive sense of smell is not a positive thing.
Boating is exhausting (see, there’s that word again, I think I need a thesaurus). But it is fun and the scenery is beautiful. No fish though.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when it is out with friends.
Friends and family are really important to one’s mental well being and I have an awesome husband. I know I am repeating myself, it’s not chemo brain, they are just the 2 most important things:)