Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I'm not lost in space...just ran out of gas

I can't believe how long it has been since I last posted. I'm sorry for all of you who've been waiting for updates. Pretty much same old, same old. I did have a rough bout with neuropathy in my fingertips and feet, so Dr. V took me off one of my chemo drugs, Vincristine, and that is thankfully, now better. On the God is good side, I took my last chemo of this cycle on Monday, and am now just swimming through the shakes, the sweats, the nerves, etc. on my way out to normalcy. I have a CAT scan on the 19th that I covet your prayers for, as Dr. V has told me that if he sees a "speck" of cancer, I'm headed to Barnes for a bone marrow transplant.
I must admit, I'm very leery of being shut up in a hospital room 3 hours away from my family for at least A MONTH!!!!!!!!!!! Can I take my sewing machine, my fabric stash, my beading boxes, my cross-stitch, my books, my Christmas yo-yo projects???
I'm also feeling like an old car, since the verdict on my anemia is that I'm "a couple of pints low" on hemoglobin. Apparently 10W40 won't cut it. So they're giving me lovely shots that sting like the dickens to pump up my production of red blood cells.
I've done a lot of reading lately -- finished Harry Turtledove's alternate history of Southern Victory (11 books in all, thank you very much) and picking up George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire again after Gracie the Rottweiler ate the first two books. Beaded two Christmasy memory wire bracelets tonight, and finished a lavender and gold necklace. Need to go shopping for some antique gold/copper necklace findings, but they're scarce around here. Probably will have to wait to go back to Fire Mountain. I would love to have a holiday/Christmas jewelry show...but I'm not sure I have the gumption left to put anything together. Have to leave that in the Father's hands.

1 comment:

chickadee said...

you sure do have a great attitude!

thanks for the info on the rats. i've heard some of that before but still, rats give me the heabie jeavies.