Happy Fathers Day

June 16, 2013 in Lymphoma by Jeffry Reed

Well I survived another year as a dad, and it looks like I’ll survive even more, thanks to cancer technology having evolved to the point where it is now.

I know too many dads out there to list them all at once but, Happy Father’s day to y’all.

Not much going on…lost power for a bit. Well not exactly, I turned on the microwave and all the lights in the house dimmed. The washing machine let out a smell like burning motor and I thought maybe the microwave took a dive and took other things with it. Perfect timing huh?

Well it turns out there are three power lines that come into the house, and one of them is a high current line? Oncor Power came out and ran a new line from the transformer to the house and we are back in business. Scared the crap out of us. Last thing we need is to replace a microwave and washing machine. They are over 12 years old. Still, if they can hold out a few more months I’d be grateful. Everything works as of now so let’s hope it stays that way.

I’ll be back in the hospital next week – Tuesday hopefully. A day early would be nice. That means out a day early and the sooner I can start the next course. This will be number 3 course A. So my second dose of the Red Devil. I like this course better than course B. That second course flat knocked me on my butt for over a week. Losing white blood cells and and getting sick and going back into the hospital sucked too.

Hopefully after this dose I can stay well and not do another “extra” trip to the hospital. Each course they expect my white blood cells and neutrophils http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutrophil_granulocyte to go to zero again. I stayed well that time, hopefully I can do the same this time. I’m taking Bactrim daily now and that may be the ticket to staying out of the hospital in between chemo doses.