Sunday, July 12, 2009

Numbers on the downhill

Clay and I went through our process Saturday morning, to also find out my platelet's were low and they would be giving me platelet's through my line. This of course takes alot of extra time, to match, order and every other precaution they have to take before doing this. To my knowledge there were no side effects with me taking these platelet's.

My energy level is just about at zero right now, your counts drop all the way down before they start coming back up. This is just part of the process you go through, to move onto harvesting the stem cell. This could be later next week or the next, at this point it is just keeping a close eye on all my lab work.

Starting sometime midweek my appetite really seem to be changing, I am not very hungry, if I think I am, nothing sounds good. My taste buds have really changed, even water doesn't taste like water, but I still have to pour it down me and I need to try to eat for the energy. Microwave cheese\mac tastes good, I may burn myself out on it but right now it's pretty good. As for the ones that know me, you know that I love my tomatoes, well my mom sent her first tomato down to (as promised) me but I couldn't even taste it. I was so dissappointed, I hope my tastebuds get straightened out before the tomatoes are gone this summer.


  1. Praying for a return of strength (and tastebuds). So many people are asking about you (especially Jonah). Hopefully before long Jonah and I will get to visit you!

  2. Praying for you everyday. Sending you lots of love and hugs.

  3. Barbara,

    We are praying for you- I know this is a hard time to be away from friends and family, but God is all knowing and I take comfort in knowing that He has his hands around you. : ) We are praying for a full recovery and lots of rest to be sent your way!

    Thinking of you!

    Jessica McCash and family

  4. Thoughts and prayers have been sent your way. Will keep doing so and look forward to hearing from you as progress.