Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Well today has been a busy day. I got to the clinic and they informed me I had to go to Duke South to have a chest x-ray and EKG. So I had blood drawn and we headed over there. After getting back to the clinic I had a bone marrow biopsy... not too bad. Now I am getting a unit of platelets, some potassium, two units of red blood cells and a treatment. So I am keeping the nurses busy. The last two days I have been completely drained of energy so I was glad when they told me my hemoglobin and hematocrit were low. This means there was at least a reason for my tiredness and it wasn't just something "normal". I should feel much better after getting the red blood cells. I'm going back on Cipro for an antibiotic, I didn't feel great on this drug, but at least I didn't have the nausea/vomiting like the last two antibiotics. So hopefully this will be somewhat better.

Today's treatment starts my twice a week protocol so I will have another treatment on Friday. (We usually came on Tuesdays and Fridays anyway). I pray that the small side effects I have from 1 treatment a week continue to only be small side effects. Obviously we are also hoping twice a week treatments will have more of an affect on my Leukemia cells.

Michael and Matt are driving back from Indy today so wish them a safe trip. I think they had a great time. Matt did of course because Duke won and Michael being a UNC fan was just happy to be there.

Hope you all are having a wonderful week,


  1. I'm thinking that this was just an amazing game for anyone to watch, regardless favorite team! I'm sure he'll have lots of stories for you about the crowd and its reaction....and perhaps even about his own! Glad you got today over with! Whew! Maybe tomorrow you can have some energy just to be able to relax and enjoy the warm sun.....Love to all...........

  2. So happy to read your blog and realize there was a cause for you being so tired. You really had a busy day, made those nurses earn their pay! I hope you have good days and that the two tmts. a week will not cause any problems more than you have had. Rev. Gilliland asked about you when I saw him this evening, said they are still praying
    for you, as so many of us are. Love you! Grandma

  3. Thinking about you and praying as you get your DOUBLE DOSE. Praying that all goes well.

    LOVE and HUGS!

  4. Amy thanks for keeping us up with your Blog, how about posting your address on the Blog so a lot of people can send you their thought and prayers in cards and letters. Keep your spirits up and we will be praying for You and the Family. Frank and Betty Persinger