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Posted Feb 21 2009 11:36pm
DAY +94 (D 234)

I was so freaked out Friday, I realized there were several things that I forgot to mention. I know I've been going on about being ready to get out of here, but the reality of a gaggle of nurses singing "Hit the Road Jack" just didn't mesh up with the fantasy. (I have a lot of time on my hands.) I was also feeling high from the pain meds I took to deal with the ouchie from my bone marrow biopsy/aspiration. Funny how the little pink pills didn't zone me out during chemo, and yet now I feel like a zombie. I suppose it's six of one and half-a-dozen of the other.

I got the raw food thing backward. I can eat raw fruits and vegetables. I just have to incorporate them in over an interval of one month. The bit about raw foods applied to sushi and carpacio. Meats have to be cooked. I will miss sushi. California and crunchy rolls aren't the same. If Chris has his way, it's going to be a while. He did surprise me with a bag full of oranges the other day. They will be sorely missed. Melons are next on the hit list--baby carrots, too.

My magnesium dose has been scaled back by one pill. So, I'm just taking 4000mg a day. The average person only needs 400mg a day. 4500 mg were sending me over the edge. I had to plan my days around my proximity to a bathroom. Enough said. I suspect my doctor is still worried about GVHD. She wanted me to report the number of times the magnesium affected me a day. Good times. I can stop taking my Lyrica next week. We're going to check on the Cymbalta. So far, the numbness has disappeared. Now, the cymbalta is what completely eliminated the numbness to begin with.

For the last three months, I've started to suspect that I'm losing my mind. I've been having crazy problems with my sinuses and allergies. We've all suffered with them to some degree, but lately, I've felt awful. Friday, I got a sinus headache that was so horrific, I threw up. I felt better immediately, but none the less. My doctor asked me if I thought my allergies were worse now than before the transplant. When I told her that they were, she said that the immuno-suppressive drug that I was on was the cause. It appears that post transplant patients have severe allergies. Whoopee! Thank you flonase.

We got the preliminary results of my bone marrow aspiration Friday afternoon. I'm showing 2% blasts, which is in the normal range. We should know about the biopsy results on Wednesday. I have a blood draw Monday morning, to check on my magnesium levels. Then there's nothing on the schedule for Tuesday, which is a little worrisome. We still have to have CT and pet scans before I can be officially discharged.

We'll keep you all posted.
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