Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The worst song by the band Rush... probably one from their little-listened-to self-titled CD. The song is called "I Think I'm Going Bald." And it's appropriate. I've been running my hand over my head to check. I was JUST noticing that the hair is starting to come back in pretty evenly...and now my hand is full of hair.


Oh well. In the scheme of things, it doesn't matter at all.

This is a good time for me to note that while I am frustrated by the fact that I am not *quite* in CR, I remain humbled by the experience of those around me. Some have fared very well -- a few of the people that I've met along the way are in CR and look healthy, happy, and ready to resume their life. Others have struggled -- whether because the treatment itself has brutalized them, or the cancer has not responded as they'd hoped.

While I am by no means fortunate to have been stricken with this cancer, I remain very thankful that I have tolerated treatment as well as I have, and I remain very thankful that so far it appears to be directionally headed toward remission. My thoughts and prayers go out to those who struggle with MM and whose fight is more difficult than my own.

Nothing new to report, but one piece of info on shots for those about to undergo this...

Lab results from yesterday very normal. Platelets down to 87, as expected. Whites recovered to 4.4 or so, which is the peak before the crash. Everything else looks good.

The sole little tidbit of into today comes to the difference in pain between a Lovinox injection (which is given when on thalidomide and dex to prevent deep vein thrombosis / blood clots) and a Neupogyn injection (which is given to stimulate white blood cell growth).

Neupogyn hurts more.

That is all.