At yesterday’s visit to City of Hope, Dr. F decided that I need to have blood drawn and meet with him only once a week, compared to twice a week ever since I was released from the hospital. Yay! Yay! Yay! We were so stoked to hear this new schedule, because recently my blood counts weren’t great, and there was concern I was going backwards. There was also a chance that I was developing diabetes – bring it on! Last week, my doc ran a few more tests on me, and the results came back in my favor. Yay again! I had type O blood before my brawl when these f-ed up syndromes and disorders began, before I was transplanted with Leason’s type A marrow. Recent tests have revealed that I no longer have any type A antibodies (which would be normal for someone with type O blood) (in fact, I now have type A blood). OMG – It’s like so totally sci fi 🙂 The graft is strong and my body is welcoming my bro’s marrow! Today is Day 70 post transplant.
My biggest complaints now (wa wa wa) are:
Swollen Feet: in the afternoon they begin to blow up and by dinner time, IHFATEOML – I Have Footballs At The Ends Of My Legs.
Numb Knee: not sure if it will ever be normal again… that’s fine with me and def worth it for being alive 🙂
Shaky Hands: sometimes the fork delivers to the mouth, sometimes the nose.
Super Duper Cold Sensitivity with my Teeth: my go-to thirst quencher is luke warm tap water – awesome! (Bottled water is a no-no on my f-ed up diet.)
These complaints are so minimal, compared with what they could be! I am HAPPY to be dealing with such easy peasiness!
I am sporting very sparse 1/4″ peach fuzz under my beanie 🙂 When I was in the hospital, my mom presented me with a super bad ass book she made filled with ideas for hairdos when the time comes. Other friends have sent photos as well. I would love to hear any feedback you might have on which winning look I should rock when I have the locks to do so 🙂