Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Saturday!

I've kept a promise to myself to update more than once this week. However, there really isn't a lot to update. I'm still going to the clinic every other day. This is so much nicer than going every day - I feel like I get some rest and a little bit of "normal" on the off days. Thus far I have needed platelets everyday that I have gone. However, my hemoglobin and hematocrit have stayed up so I haven't needed red blood cells in a while. My legs are still very colorful but the swelling has stayed down and I am very mobile which is super nice.

I'm still on the chemo pills which are messing with my taste buds and drying my skin out but that's about it (not a lot to complain about!!). I don't have mouth sours but things just don't taste right... If I could live off of blueberry pancakes, Popsicles, and Whopper Jr.'s I may be okay (very weird appetite I know). My white count is continuing to creep up which is not what we want to see. They put me back on the Hydrea on Thursday but this morning my white count had still gone up. They are going to wait until Monday to make any adjustments to my dosages though.

Since I went to clinic this morning I get tomorrow off which hopefully means brunch at the Cheesecake Factory... for those of you who keep up with my blog this is always a highlight of my week... hopefully the french toast is still just as good!

Much love and thanks to you all! Amy


  1. Happy weekend to you and I hope you do get to go to brunch at the Cheesecake Factory tomorrow. It was so-o-o good to see you this week, you look wonderful and I was glad you felt well. Just keep that contageous attitude, and sweet smile, you are such an encouragement to so many, and I'm so proud of you. I love you, Grandma

  2. I have GOT to check our a Cheesecake Factory location! Sounds wonderful, and now I'm frankly just very curious. Enjoy Father's Day with your Dad!

  3. Hey Pretty lady,
    Actually that menu sounds pretty good to me as does that trip to the Cheesecake Factory.
    I am glad you are getting some days off to rest. I am kind of liking doing the same thing these summer days. It gives me more time with 4 little ones.
    BIG BIG HUGS to you with love and prayers continuing.

  4. Donna Simpson NicelyJune 20, 2010 at 10:51 PM

    I love reading your are so gracious.......and FUN...I can tell that you are the kind of person that knows how to have fun........I like people like're like a breath of fresh air!!! blessings, prayers, love.....

  5. MMMM...Cheescake Factory. Everything I've ever had there was wonderful! Just wish they made a sampler plate for the different cheesecakes. Choosing is so hard. Glad you're still mobile and getting some days off. As always, you're in opur thoughts and prayers constantly. We love you.
    PS Tammy Wright pulled out an old photo album today from years ago--ya'll were so cute! Pictures of events I hadn't remembered until today. (Pioneer Day, etc) Good times!

  6. Hope you are having a day off today, and enjoying your time at home. those leg massages do sound nice! not sure i could
    handle the feet, pretty ticklish! have a good
    week, talk to yall soon. love you, genie