Sunday, April 20, 2008

HAIR GAIN THROUGH CHEMOTHERAPY

     I KNOW! Many of you  have asked if I would lose my hair. NO.Rather, I have been so damn mad at the Clintons, my hair grew. 

     Well, here is the medicine. After seven days of chemo, everything--as expected--dropped. My hemoglobin went to 8.5; platelets to 33,000 and white blood cells to .5. But...three days later, the hemoglobin dropped further to 8.2 and the white blood to .4. So, not wanting to alarm you, I decided to post only this picture.

     However, upon re-reading an early article from the British medical journal, Lancet, I recall these bounces are not unusual. Blood does not always respond in a straight line. (Did you get that "elitist" comment about Lancet?)

     So, Peg and I have decided to pack today, Sunday, and give Dr. Saven just Monday morning to approve my leaving. I will slip in early, order myself a blood test, check it out...and hopefully tell him we need to leave now as we have a lot of people counting on us to be back home. We plan on driving, to avoid sick people on airplanes. If all goes well, I should be riding my tractor Tuesday morning even though I might need help getting up in the seat and I will continue to avoid people for a few weeks.

     NOW, the big news: Let's hear it for our own Vickie Lorini, voted BORDERS' DMM (District Marketing Manager) of the Year at the National meeting of BORDERS BOOKS in Ann Arbor, Michigan!! Congratulations, Vickie. SHOP BORDERS!

3 Comments:

At April 20, 2008 1:25 PM , Blogger Susan said...

Wow what an improvement!!...but wait, do I see a slight resemblance Don Imus???
Hugs,
Susan

 
At April 21, 2008 12:58 AM , Blogger Charles said...

I actually think the hair is gonna work. Is it all over? If so, I assume swimming is out.

 
At April 21, 2008 10:20 AM , Blogger k8tyrs said...

I think I saw you with the new hair in a campaign ad in PA for Hillary. How the hell did you find time to tape that? It was quite persuasive, btw.
safe journey home. love katie

 

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