Hi Everyone! I kind of went on a blog strike the past couple of days, not much to report. However I do have some terrific news…..I can eat fresh food! It has to be washed, then peeled. So it’s basically apples, avocados, peaches, nectarines, bananas, etc. This really made me happy! Dr. Hosing told me I still can’t have any lettuce, tomatoes, berries, yet. Salad has not passed my lips in almost 6 weeks! I am going to love it when I get some! This will help my appetite. So far I think I have lost 20 pounds since May 17th.
Yesterday I started having some new issues. Evidently the chemo burn from the busulphan (known as the most wicked chemo out there) I took, burns from the inside to the outside. That is why my sore throat has been so persistent. It just has to work its way out. This happens all through your GI tract during day 21-28. It causes your skin to turn brown. Strange! This hasn’t happened to me yet. Eye troubles cropped up too with swelling, itching, and watery but they don’t think it is Graft vs Host (rejection) disease yet. Evidently rejection shows up frequently in your eyes. I go back tomorrow to get more magnesium and see my team. My blood levels were still hanging in there except for my white count, so I got a neupogen shot today.
Our outing today was to the grocery store and the sweetest little girl about 6 or 7 came up to me and told me I was beautiful! You should have seen me in my old jeans that are now way too big and sagging, a tee shirt, hoodie, (102 outside!) and a crazy hat, eyes all swelled up! I’m telling you, it made my day! And yes It made me happy cry! What a little sweetheart!