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Transfusion and an overnight hospital stay
Saturday, August 15, 2015      22 comments

Things started to go downhill pretty fast as far as my fatigue and energy level since I last posted my blog on Tuesday. First of all, I tried the Tizadine (might have that spelled wrong?) that the PA at the pain clinic gave me for my leg cr... Read more
Pain clinic appointment and informational meeting with hospice
Tuesday, August 11, 2015      22 comments

I very tired as I write this, so my apologies ahead of time for any grammar mistakes or if I leave a word out here and there. This morning, Penny came over and started on some housecleaning for me. While she was doing that, another friend t... Read more
Today's CBC, and purchase of new computer
Monday, August 10, 2015      27 comments

It's been a long and tiring day; part of the problem was not enough sleep again last night. Had my weekly CBC done this morning; hemoglobin is still going down, and it only went down to 9.1, so while it's low enough to make me tired, it's not lo... Read more
My "Finding the Good in Each Day" experiment
Sunday, August 09, 2015      24 comments

This is the blog that I promised last Sunday, about finding the good in each day. I admit, it was a challenge at times this past week, with not fee... Read more
Will be needing a new computer
Saturday, August 08, 2015      21 comments

Well, the computer problem wasn't the "easy fix" I thought it was going to be. It turns out the problem is with the processor inside the computer. I can't remember exactly how the tech put it, but basically, as far as processors go, it's one of ... Read more
No transfusion today, and computer problems
Friday, August 07, 2015      14 comments

Well, no blood transfusion today. My hemoglobin only dropped very slightly, from 9.4 to 9.3. So, now we will just wait until I have my weekly CBC on Monday and see where we are at. Maybe the rate at which it had been dropping is starting to slow... Read more
Book Review: This Star Won't Go Out
Wednesday, August 05, 2015      13 comments

This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl by Esther Earl with Lori and Wayne Earl Esther (Persian for "star") Earl was a ... Read more
This week's numbers
Tuesday, August 04, 2015      17 comments

My CBC ( blood count) results from yesterday were mixed. White blood count: 1.47, down from 1.58; not too much of a drop so I'm not worried about that at the moment. Hemoglobin: After the blood transfusion I had on July 15th, it was 11... Read more
A stormy evening and a beautiful rainbow
Monday, August 03, 2015      18 comments

The weather made me a little bit nervous last night. We were under a severe thunderstorm watch from 4pm until 2am. It wasn't the fact that we were under a watch that made me nervous, it was looking at the weather radar and seeing what was headed... Read more
The Good in Every Day
Sunday, August 02, 2015      15 comments

I've always loved this quote, and it's been on my mind the past few days. I have decided to try an experiment and focus on finding the "good... Read more
This weeks appointment, and fighting fatigue
Friday, July 31, 2015      23 comments

I feel like I have neglected my Spark friends and teams this week; it's been a tough week with my fatigue issues, mostly due to inadequate sleep, for various reasons. I'm not looking for any tips or advice on getting good sleep though, I've trie... Read more
This weeks blood counts, lunch out, and help with yard work
Tuesday, July 28, 2015      22 comments

I was just thinking last night as I was waiting for my lab report to show up online; I await my blood counts each week like some people wait to see what the lottery numbers are, LOL. But the good news is, my white counts are up! Still below... Read more
Recipe: The Easiest Shredded Crock Pot Chicken
Saturday, July 25, 2015      18 comments

THE EASIEST SHREDDED CROCK POT CHICKEN This is an easy way to prepare chicken for recipes that call for cooked and shredded chicken. I found this recipe on DashingDish.com. This is a great way to prepare chicken to use in salads or sandwi... Read more
Good days along with the bad
Thursday, July 23, 2015      20 comments

Because of the damage to my bones and nerves from the cancer and the treatments, I am always in some degree of pain. On a good day, it's mild aches and pains, but yesterday was one of the bad days, especially with my left hip (which is my "bad" ... Read more
Blood counts are looking up
Tuesday, July 21, 2015      19 comments

I had another CBC done yesterday. As I expected, my hemoglobin was fine, at 11.8. My WBC is up to .84, and my platelets, which were at 10 before Friday's platelet transfusion, were 32. Since this was my first platelet transfusion, I don't know... Read more

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