Bad news about everything

My platelets are still dropping fairly rapidly, 94 on Monday, 77 today.  And now my hemoglobin has dropped below normal numbers too.  White blood cells are heading down too.   Good thing I see Dr. Alkhateeb next Friday cuz I am hoping I will live that long.  This sucks, it would be depressing for a non-bipolar person, for me its devastating.


I am hoping I can make the trip to my brother and mother’s house and have my AIN’T DEAD YET Party.  Right this minute its up in the air.  I hate to say that.  I am pretty sure some people have made hotel reservations already.  I hope people understand that if its a choice between dying because I wanted to party or living, then I have to chose living.


The bone marrow biopsy was basically the same as the 8 before that I have had at Mayo.  Get there, they ask a bunch of questions and then they roll me to the room where they knock me out and do the biopsy.  Not counting recovery time, the whole process takes less than 20 minutes.  Recovery time is 15-25 minutes.  So, in less than an hour we were in and out of there.


My hip now aches and will do so for the next 3 or 4 days.  I really hate these bone marrow biopsies, but they are so very important I guess I will go through them until I am too dead to care anymore.


 

Author: Jeff Campbell

I am 49 year old guy, who beat blood cancer but is getting his butt kicked by bone marrow cancer. At this point it appears I am dying. Married and in love with the most wonderful woman in the world (27 years). She has stood by me thru a lot of crap and I love her so.

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