The Thomas family

The Thomas family
From left to right, Tania, Dave, me and Corina

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

A few more abbreviations for you

I've had a day of abbreviations today.  I had an ECG (electro cardiogram) and a CT scan.  The former was fine, I haven't been told about the CT scan yet.  And I have a new rash (is this the third or the fourth?) which appears to be GVHD - graft versus host disease.  Now GVHD is a strange beast as too much is my donor cells rejecting me, but I need a little to ensure the new cells are killing off the last of my old immune system.  I have to slap on cream three times a day for it.

The CT scan was nice and quick but I then sat in the corridor for an hour and a half waiting for a porter to take me back to my room!  I could have done without that, and with a mask on to protect me from everyone too.

I finally did manage to shave off the vestiges of my hair, several days after I said I would.  It took two attempts as my fully charged shaver ran out of power when it was half way through.  Dave helped with the rest which was handy as I have no idea what is going on at the back. I'm still not posting a picture though.

Finally, I'm pleased to report that my neutrophil count went up again so this latest upward turn seems to be being sustained.

That's all for now folks.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Cathy

    You are amazing putting up with all this. I sincerely hope you win the battle and get rid of the leukemia. I am rooting for you and for Dave, Corina and Tania. You deserve special luck in fighting through this.

    Thanks for lending me David on Friday. It can't have been easy for you doing without him. He's quite a hero to you especially but also to me, his big sister. I love you dearly. Take care and carry on fighting. You deserve to win this battle.

    With lots of love
    Anne xxxx