I want to sincerely thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for the kind compliments on the beauty of my esophagus! It means so much to me! (I also just like saying the word esophagus.)
I thoroughly enjoyed a very luxurious weekend at home and not at my HAFH (Hoag Away From Home)! It’s been quite a long time since I have not spent a chunk of my weekend at the Hoag Cancer Center, and I loved every minute of it. My peaceful time abruptly ended Monday morning, however, with AFBT (Another F-ing Blood Test) at Dr. S1’s office. It appears my platelets might be improving slightly, since they are holding a little more ground than usual 3 days after a transfusion. We are not getting too excited yet, because the little suckers have played this game before… My white cells are looking really low, so Dr. S1 has started me on Neupogen injections every other day until my bone marrow cooperates in making more. I am also starting a new drug, because INPEP (I’m Not Popping Enough Pills). My team is very hopeful the Cyclosporine will improve all of my blood problems. This will bring my total pills per day to 16, which are taken during 7 specific popping sessions throughout the day and night. I have a pretty chart that is my guide as to when to take what. My docs and nurses have warned me that I may experience some bone pain with the Neupogen shots, so if you hear any screaming, don’t be alarmed.
OK, so who put the stick of butter under my skin where ILLFRMT (It Looks Like Frankenstein Ravaged My Thigh)??? It is still soooo swollen almost 6 weeks post surgery that there is concern. I will be visiting my surgeon, Dr. S2 this week to see what needs to be done. Sounds like another fun procedure is on the horizon 🙂
Classy Pill Popping