I haven’t updated in a bit because not much is going on. Tiredness is my main side effect. I’ve had minor fevers everynow and then, but nothing over 100F. I would say I’m a bit slower mentally but nothing too bad. I’ve also been told I’m a bit cranky, so I apologize if you notice. I’ve been to the pool a few times to watch the kids from the deck. I don’t usually stay too long, but it’s still fun to watch them and hear “Daddy Daddy, watch this!”
Getting My Hub Rubbed
Getting my hub rubbed is very important. If it doesn’t happen regularly, I could have medical complications and end up in the ER. It is also important that alcohol is involved. Getting my hub rubbed is key in the process to make sure my blood is still flowing and things aren’t blocked. I get my hub rubbed by different people. Home care does it every other day and Lindsey does it on the days when home care isn’t here. I had my hub rubbed in clinic on Wednesday, but I was a little disappointed. The nurse only rubbed for a few seconds, which is dangerous in my book. Granted you don’t want to have to rub the hub forever, but there is a certain amount of time that is required. I told Lindsey that the next time we go to clinic, I’m going to rub my hub myself before I see the nurse so I can be sure it is done correctly. So let this be a lesson to all of you. If you have a PICC line, be sure they use alcohol swabs and rub the hub of the line for 30 seconds. Otherwise you may introduce bacteria into the blood stream and end up in the ER.
And the Powerball Numbers Are:
I’m getting a CBC every other day with my blood draws. Overall the numbers are trending up, which is good. Granted my numbers trended up after the first round of chemo, so we aren’t out of the woods yet.
7/27: WBC- 1.5, Hemoglobin 8.5, Platelets 102
7/29: WBC- 1.6, Hemoglobin 9.4, Platelets 125
7/31: WBC- 1.6, Hemoglobin 9.0, Platelets 146
Duck Dynasty Prayer
Thank you God for continued health and limited side effects. Thank you for care at home. Thank you for good sleep at night and the energy that I do have during the day. Thank you for trips to the pool and cuddles on the couch. Most of all, thank you for another day.