Thursday, May 21, 2009

To the end of the line, please.

Today should have been my “fast track” chemo treatment through the clinic. No blood work, no doctor visit, pass to the front of the line! Maggie was my “escort” for this fast trip. The only hitch is that I have been having shortness of breath and a slight sore throat. I wanted to check it out with the nurse since we’d spend the weekend at Huntington. So goodbye fast track, hello end of the line!
Everything was fine, just slow. I got some anti-biotic for my throat, which should help my breathing. Because I saw the nurse, they wanted to check my blood. As we were wrapping up, I noticed that my blood HGB was 11. On 5/11 it was 9.4 then 10.0 on 5/18. The nurse asked how that happened, because I hadn’t received any Procrit since the first treatment. I told her that I guess we’re killing off enough of the bad guys to let the good guys grow. I don’t know if that’s the truth, but it’s my story and I’m sticking to it!!!
Please pray that I don’t get too much pollen at Huntington Lake and that I stay healthy. Thanks friends, I am truly lifted up by your prayers. I appreciate you so much. I am so happy to see the MacLeods checking in! I miss you guys!


Neola said...

Will pray for a pollen free weekend at Huntington Lake and a fun and restful time.
Jay and I head to S.Oregon Friday morning with a stop over in Boise. We have a week in the Phoenix area visting friends and family.

David MacLeod said...

I just wish that we were closer so we could visit! Have a great weekend at Huntington Lake.

Dave MacLeod

Brenda B. said...

Hi Mrs. Harper,
I hope you do ahve a great time, and you will continue to be in my prayers like always. I wish you and your family the best!