Today was a mirror image of yesterday with the exception that the doctors told me I wasn’t doing well…. I was doing very well.
As you can see, my white cell counts are still at 0.1 – the neutrophils are at 0. As we were writing this post, a Li came in to change one of my lines and overheard us talking about the cell counts. He added some more information – the A+ is based on the fact that I haven’t had a blood transfusion for a while, and my cell counts and platelet counts are holding steady. This is an indication that some of the newly implanted bone marrow stem cells might be starting to do some work.
My neutrophil count will still take another 3-4 days to come up from 0. It’s a long road to recovery.
Good news is that the pain control is working well enough to allow me to drink a can of soft drink and eat a red Zooper Dooper for breakfast whilst doing my daily bike session. Nothing like mixing work with pleasure.
You will also notice that despite the 40 degree heat here in Melbourne today I am wearing a beanie, its a strict “No Hat , No Play ” policy for me here on Ward B