February 22, 2016
Cancer Update Day 15
"Today's starting off very strange for me. I'll preface by saying I'm supposed to get my bone marrow biopsy today or tomorrow to see how effective my chemo has been...so I'm excited for that. But what I'm feeling ambivalent about this morning is that my hair is falling out on my head, all of my facial hair and all of my upper body in big clumps. Just running my fingers across it and it slides off like Crisco. I have a small body hair trimmer here with me, I think I'm just going to trim it all down so I don't have these big clumps missing everywhere. I don't care much about my hair however, it is still a very strange experience.
My CT scan came back and I do have a slight infection in my colon but no worries they are giving me antibiotic through my PICC line every 8 hours and every 12 hours. The other update is on my platelets. Your platelets I guess are supposed to be over 150k but in my situation they don't have to give me a more unless I am under 15,900. I was at 7,000 when I finished my last chemo and I was so proud that my body wasback up to 15,900 by itself but today I'm only at 3,000 so I'm getting platelets right now smile emoticon thank you everyone for your love and prayers!!"