Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Oddest day after Christmas ever

It involves chemotherapy. And, me having chemotherapy the day after Christmas. It started out relatively normal: watched kids play with their new toys, made a little breakfast, etc. Then it morphed into something Lovecraftian, and wherever I looked the geometry of the walls just wasn't quite right, and I soon found myself in a room with a needle stuck into a vascular port installed in my chest awaiting the injection of drugs designed to kill cancer and cause collateral damage to some of my other fast growing cells. Oh well, I thought. At least I'm out of the house.

I can't really convey the dissatisfaction I feel about being in this weird place of waiting. The good news is that on New Year's Eve I have the scan that will be used to see if the tumor is in a position that warrants surgery. The tumor board will then review the scan data about a week later, and I should get the results shortly after. That's all I can seem to think about these days, although I did get a couple of new PS3 games that look pretty sweet, and my platelet numbers are still climbing, so I'm looking forward to getting back to some bike riding assuming the sky doesn't open up for hours on end drenching everything. I'd like to go see Zero Dark Thirty, but it looks like that's only playing in select thuper thecret theaters still.

Ok, nurse just walked in and gave me my platelet count. It's up to 243 from 57. It jumped that much in the space of 4 days. Unbelievable. It's in the normal range now. What a nice delayed gift. Hopefully they'll stay strong for this next cycle, as I'm reasoning I'll need to be in the normal range before I can go to surgery.


Cathy Carbonaro said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. I'm glad to hear your blood count went up! That is a great gift! Hopefully it's also a sign of more good things coming your way. Chin up! You are so close.

Harold Lowe said...

Great news on the platelet count! But go see Django vs. Zero Dark Thirty

Jromi said...

Harold: I'm seeing both man!