Good evening, I had a doctors appointment today. My blood work is still the same: platelets are still low. They really did not expect anything to change in two days. My blood pressure was low both Monday and Wednesday so I get to stop taking my blood pressure medicine (the immune suppressant tends to raise blood pressure). My potassium level was also very good so I only have to take 1 potassium pill a day instead of 2. Finally, the BIG NEWS is that they also cut my immune suppressant in half as well. I now only take 2 immune suppressant pills a day instead of 4. This is a sensitive process and the hope is that my body won't start attacking the donor cells. However, I am very hopeful that I will not have any problems. In total they cut out 4 pills today and had already cut 3 last week. So the number of pills I'm having to take daily is decreasing which is always good from my point of view. At some points after the transplant I took about 30 pills a day! In other good news my pesky magnesium was all the way up to 1.7 (normal is 1.8). I go back for more blood work on Monday.
I can't believe Thanksgiving is a week away and this holiday means more to me than it ever has before. I started making a list of people I was thankful for the other day (remember I'm bored) and I had 2 1/2 pages of names just off the top of my head. So just let me say I am thankful for you all and hope each of you has a Happy Thanksgiving.