I'll go to clinic on Monday to check my counts and see if I need any infusions and then I will go back on Tuesday to get my first dose of STA-9090, the trial drug. I'm glad we have a plan in place and I get to start treatment.
Last but not least I wanted to mention that January is National Blood Donor Month. I've received A LOT of red blood cells and platelets over the last year and all of it came from volunteers. I remember my grandmother always going to "the bloodmobile" when I was little and I always thought it was so boring and that she worried too much about fitting it into her schedule. Now I obviously appreciate everyone who takes time out of their day to give blood. I put a link to the red cross website on the right side of the blog. If you go to that website you can enter your zip code and see if there are any blood drives near you. There is a blood drive at the First Christian Church on Fudge Street in Covington on Tuesday (1/12). Dad promised me he would go. I have no idea how these things work though (if you need an appointment, etc.). If anyone does know please post a comment letting us know. So if you have some free time Tuesday that is something to check into.
Have a wonderful weekend!