So what’s new today? With just over an hour left for 3/11/15, not much. So you know that this weekend I was at the hospital getting platelets and red blood cells transfused…. well, those are pretty much beyond used up, so today after getting labs at the onco office I went to the infusion center at the hospital and got typed and cross matched for transfusion again tomorrow. Just red cells, though, not platelets. So that’s tomorrow, and then the bone mets chemo on Friday.
Next week we resume the 3 – 2- 1 – chemo with carboplatin and VP16 on Monday, if my labs permit….. then after a few days of that we will try some Neulasta to see if it keeps my white cells at an acceptable level. That worked pretty well last time… The two biggest issues, then, are first, my bone marrow and whether it is puttering along well enough to get this chemo, and second, my brain. My thinking isn’t quite as agile as it should be, and we don’t know if it’s the pain meds, the chemo, leftover side effects from radiation, mets in my brain itself…. I don’t know, I just worry….
Meanwhile, Jane is safely back in England, and will visit again after their family trip later this monrh. Emily is on spring break but has had to be away all week due to having strep and mono. Sam is on his way home, though, from Boston, so I am hoping to have all my babies at my table by Saturday night. That would make me happy.
So to keep my mind off my missing my babies and about my worries about my bone marrow and all I have been trying to keep busy spinning some beautifully blended (on the niftiest fine tooth hackle my dad set up for me this past weekend) a combed combination of dark brown Yak and some medium grey cashmere. It takes forever to comb even the tiniest nest, I am still very slow, but it’s worth it…. perfectly aligned, no neps no noils, 100 % even. You should feel this fiber…. softest stuff I have ever spun and I have been spinning super-soft for decades. Then next on the list is some vicuna. Really, honestly, 100 % genuine CITES certified vicuna. Cool, eh? But first sleep…. that’s good for the brain, too, I think….. Good night, friends. Oh, and we are STILL waiting for the foundation one testing results. I promise to let you know as soon as I know anything.