Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Our First Kill
Houston's reputation for heat and humidity is well known. What is less well known is that there is a foreshadowing of this season. Just before the heat and humidity arrive, their appearance is announced by ROACHES. Egad! We have nothing like this in Colorado. Not only do they come in Super Size, but they Fly. YIKES. This morning Susan woke me up and asked that I take care of a roach in the other room. Yes, my first kill. Smashed beneath the heal of my shoe and later flushed down the toilet. But before it disappeared I did what Julia has taught me to do: document the roach. See above.
On a more positive note, the doctor told me today that my visits to the clinic will now be reduced to twice a week and there will no longer be fluids infused at home. Freedom is being dispensed in small increments, but nonetheless it's coming. My blood counts continue to be stable. I need an occasional neupogyn shot, but other than that I am producing cells almost like a normal person. And I feel pretty good these days. My sleeping is down to a mere 12 hours a day and the GI issues are slowly resolving. There are plans for further treatment, such as another infusion of Mike's cells, but for now, things look good. We still have a few hurdles to get over but everyone seems pleased with the progress thus far.
As always, thank you for keeping us going.