Neutrophils still at 0.1 today, which the Doctors say is a good thing as it means there is no major infection in the body that the Neutrophils are needing to gear up for. WBCs continue their steady climb, up again today at 0.4.
The nurses have a regular set of questions which they ask every time they do my obs- Any shortness of breath- No, Opened your bowels today- yes and the diarrhoea is back though not in a major way, What have you eaten today- baby food for breakfast, Ensure protein drink for morning tea, pasta and sauce for lunch, nectarine and icy pole for afternoon tea….., How much have you had to drink- up to 1 litre a day now, How’s the pain – not too bad, mouth and throat Ok, bit of bottom pain though, Have you been out of bed- yes 4 lots of hot laps around the ward and 2 lots of stationary bike so far today. Overall they are happy with these responses.
But my biggest challenge at the moment is the overwhelming sense of fatigue, I nod off mid sentence and even had a little kip leaning on the nurses station midway through the hotlaps! Everyone says this is normal but it doesn’t feel normal or good to me.
More tomorrow when hopefully they will have removed my opioids and I’ll be feeling more like me.