Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Update- January 23, 2013
January 23, 2013
Almost a week post BMT! I am suppose to: walk in the halls 3 X per day
Get out of bed and sit in a lounger 3 X per day
Work out on a standing bike
Breathe 10 breaths 4 X per day
Brush teeth 2 X per day and use a mouth rinse every 3 hours as needed.
So you can see that I am very busy! My cell counts are hitting rock bottom and I will probably need a platelet transfusion here in about 4 days. This is where this whole thing makes me a little crazy as I just spent 4 weeks of December trying my hardest to get these counts up. So now we want the counts down so Shawn's cells can take over my immune system. Always a bump or glitch to look forward to! The nurse just told me I will probably be getting sores all over inside my mouth from the Chemo and Methlotrxate I'm getting constantly. I will be working very hard to stop these sores, as alot of patience have to have a feeding tube as it gets so difficult to eat.
Thanks to all of your prayers, fasting, cards, and verbal well-wishes in this lonnnnnnng process. I find it still very hard to wrap my brain around the fact that maybe someday I'll be strong and moving toward my goals. I love my children so very much, in all their service, sacrifices, care and worries, and most of all the love they've shown me over these last few months! (not to mention the years of this horrible debilitating disease!) My family and friends have helped me in so many ways. Thank you all, I love you very much.
(wish I had a picture to share, but that's the next help on the computer I need!)