Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Down on the count.

I lose track of the days lately. I have to open my laptop to know what day and date it is. Everything just runs together.
Today was the first day that I didn't have to go to the hospital. Lister has decided that we are going to try to have me come in only every other day at least until the end of the year--as long as my counts are somewhat stable. Fingers crossed.

Of course, without going into the hospital this morning, I don't know what my counts were like today--are my whites recovering from their recent dip? Am I getting closer to normal count range with my platelets? Did my magnesium stay up enough? I'm guessing from my energy levels today that the answer to all those questions is, "no." I'm just tired. I get up in the morning and move myself to the couch. I stay on the couch until I move myself back to my bed in the evening. And even though I've done nothing much other than that, I bet you I'll still be dog tired in about a half hour.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Just when I thought...

...I wasn't going to actually loose my hair this time, it is falling out today.

Tomorrow we shave down farther!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

White Christmas

As the white stuff outside falls again today, my white cells are coming up. My doctors think that the grafting is already starting to occur! Sweet. On December 30th, they will take the first blood sample that will show the percentage of me vs. Lady X.

I'm SO curious.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

counts and counting

There has been much of the same daily: wake up, report to hospital for blood tests, wait hours for results, find out I need magnesium (almost daily), get whatever products/medicines I need, go home. Sometimes this takes about 4 hours, sometimes more. Yesterday it took 9 hours.

So far, the side effects have been minimal, headaches and nausea being the most prevalent. My counts are due to drop over the next week, so that means more home time. The scarier time period will start as my counts start to come back up (the following week) and Lady X's cells start to make themselves at home.

Fingers crossed everyone.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005


Chemo-chemo-bo-bemo-banana-fana-fo-femo. CHEMO.

The stuff they are giving me looks like a robust version of Mountain Dew. Fluorescent.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

La Berlina --SOLD!

Remember "La Berlina?" Well, I finally made it available for purchase and it was bought by a couple in Berlin, Germany. I also had it re-shot to get the colors closer to the actuals for you to see. Emily Rafalak (Gustavson) took this version. I'm hoping that I will soon have a picture of the next one...but I gotta finish it first. ;-)