Dec 15, 2000 - 2:31 pm
Hi bosom buddies. Long time no type. Just wanted to let you all know I'm doing much better. I was only hospitalized from Friday evening till Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, when I got home our internet service was down (for several days. And we can't do much but wait, since we get it for free thru my husband's work). Otherwise I would have written much sooner. Amazingly, my ANC (absolute neutrophil count) went from "0" to "1125" from Friday to Sunday. I wasn't really feeling sick, just a little run down (story of all our lives!). But when my Dr. found out my white count was so low, I didn't have much choice. The worst part was that I developed 2 horrible mouth sores. The one on my tongue was the size of a dime and 1/4 inch deep. It was the most painful thing I have ever experienced! I lived on soup, mashed potatoes, pudding, and ice cream for 4 days. And amazingly, by Friday, Dec. 15, the sores are 80% healed. Thanks for all your prayers! I cherish them, as well as your friendship. I convinced my Dr. to postpone my next (7th) chemo until Thurs. Dec. 28, so my body has time to rebound, and I can enjoy the holiday. Tonight is my daughter Jenna's (age 13) Christmas band concert. It will be my first time out in the world in 2 weeks. Yippee!! I go for genetic counseling and testing Dec. 19. Wish me luck. Keep in touch everyone! And as Tiny Tim once said, "God Bless Us, Everyone!"