Apparently we’re playing a new game: how low can I go? My wcc today was 1.3. That’s low. I have to give myself an injection on Saturday. I’ll be switching to another medication, but the process takes time. I’ve booked a Bone Marrow Biopsy for next week, and I’ve started talking to the Transplant Co-ordinator. I can’t start the process (have my blood typed by the Red Cross, who are involved in the donor matching process) until my bloods come up, so I’m a bit in limbo. Playing the waiting game.
thinking today that I’d quite like to withdraw from my unit of uni. I
haven’t made much of a start, and probably have quite enough to be going
on with. If I have the transplant the whole process takes a year (four
months of chemo, two months in hospital, six months at home, basically
in isolation) so it doesn’t much seem to matter if I take a break from
study now or later - it will be a substantial break and I won't be ready
to do a prac anytime soon.
I’m thinking about my hair. I’ve been keeping it short, and it has
recently gone ‘boof’, as thick curly hair does. I could keep it short so
I fit in better with the other Haematology patients, and there isn't so
much to lose when I have treatment, or I could grow it while I can as a
last hurrah for a while. What do you think?