I have 3 days of antibiotics left no more antibiotics left and there's really no good word to describe how amazing it will be to NOT have an IV in my arm (I'm on #5) any longer. Oh, bathtub, I'm coming for you. And pool. And jacuzzi. And basically any body of water where I … Continue reading Home Sweet Home
Soooooo.... I'm still in the hospital (day 9). The fevers are reduced but still happening. My red blood cell count is normal, my platelets are still low, and my white blood cell count is pathetic but rising. The nursing staff at Kaiser continues to be amazing and that's pretty much one of the only things … Continue reading I hate hospitals but I love nurses.
Fair warning, this is a long post. To say the fourth round of my chemotherapy was difficult would be a vast understatement. The word "compounding" took on new meaning, as the chemotherapy side effects legitimately were getting worse. More fatigue, more nausea, more suck. My first week brought such intense nausea I had to increase … Continue reading The completion of Round Four and how I’ve found myself in the hospital for the past week.