Leukocytes

My usual blood draw at midnight showed my white blood cell count hit exactly 1000 – the last thing I needed to be able to move forward with my tests and treatment. For all the discussion about waiting a few extra days to let my counts recover it turns out all you had to do was threaten my bone marrow and it stepped up. Wonderful news to wake up to this morning – though along with my tests I’m so looking forward to it also means I’m ready for another round of intrathecal Methotrexate (chemo). It’s been a little over a week since my last spinal tap and I may have forgotten just how much I enjoy them…

I also had my first full night sleep in almost a week without any┬ánight sweats – another bonus. As far as symptoms go it’s not the worst but getting sleep in this setting is so hard to begin with, anything that screws with your sleep patterns makes the entire rest of the day rough. After waking up every hour, every night for days, I slept almost 7 straight hours through two administrations of IV antibiotics, a blood draw and being disconnected/reconnected to my IV pole for some magnesium. Very satisfying indeed.

Everyone mentioned how god-awful cold it was outside yesterday – looks like it’ll be even colder out there today. Good luck with that!

– Austin

    • Jenna
    • January 30th, 2010 7:01am

    yay for good sleep!

  1. It is obvious alot of the many things are ending up wrong at the moment. Good job for pointing my team in the correct direction.

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