Had a great weekend. We celebrated Wade’s birthday yesterday with a cookout and all of our family here! It was a fun day. Happy 49th Wade! Hehehe!
I’ve had 2 doctor’s appointments since my last blog; on last Friday Dr. Ravipati told me she had consulted with Dr. Garcia-Manero in Houston about me continuing the Revlimid chemo with my white count so low. He told her I really needed to stay on the chemo, but I think she disagreed. The good part of that appointment was that she prescribed neupogen injections for me so that Wade can give them to me at home. So I did not have to make the daily trips to Amarillo over the weekend, and I have to admit that Wade gives the shots really well! I still have one round (3 shots) in the frig. Yay! And a sharps container in my house. Weird!
So today I had another appointment with her to check my blood counts, and she told me to get back on the Revlimid tonight. I am not thrilled at all, but I tend to agree with Dr. G-M. This is why: my counts are gradually becoming worse due to the progression of my disease. He wanted me on the chemo to try to keep me stable until transplant time. And today I have a new problem….my platelets are very low and Dr. Ravipati is going to do a smear to see if they are clumping whatever that means! I always have had good platelets except during my chemo last fall. Curses!
Homemade pizza tonight…yummy. Tomorrow I will post the original recipe for the buffalo wings from the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY. We had them yesterday during the party and they were the BEST!
Have a nice evening!