Wednesday, June 11, 2008

My Day "Off".....OK.....Not Really

Today is May 14th and is called my "OFF" day. Basically that means they are giving my body a rest between receiving the 2 days of Chemotherapy and then the receiving back of my frozen little baby stem cells (awwwwwwwwwwww......aren't they cute?....Lordy I hope so :) ) But.....thanks to me, yeah was no "day off" at all. The day off did include going to the BMT clinic to check my bloodwork and examine me to see if I tolerated chemo well but it originally DID NOT include having an MRI on my head and neck until I did a Cirque de Soliel move in the shower the evening of the 13th! Can you believe that? I was really doing ok in the shower until I leaned my head back to shampoo my hair (that's NO PROBLEM shampoo.......hee hee) and down I went like a ton of bricks. And then......guess what? I stood up after the fall.....threw my head back again to wash my hair and BOOM....down again! Now, one would think, after falling in a tub TWICE, that one would learn a lesson....but ohhhhhh nooooooooooo......can you actually believe I did it one more time? Well the 3rd time was a charm because Mom and Kate heard me yell out that time.....they hadn't stayed IN the bathroom with me because I wasn't weak or anything yet and and we all thought that it was safe but after that night I was NEVER allowed to shower alone again!! We told my doctor what happened and she ordered an MRI of my spine and skull but all turned out well. Do I know how to liven things up or what? I can't believe that I really did it 3 times, so I'm going to blame that on Chemo Brain and let it go at that. Well, tomorrow I reap the benefits of those 3 apheresis days and get my new bone marrow stem cells....I'm excited....God I hope this treatment works and extends my life as I still have so much more left to do. I'm really positive and hopeful it will. More later.....Peace out!

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