#58 - Don't Like Restrictions
When I'm Vulnerable...
I've already mentioned a few things before. I can't believe I'm not allowed to eat sushi for over 12 weeks. But at least lots of the restrictions are for when my white blood count is really low. And it's a good thing I'm in this medical study, because I've had my blood drawn daily since chemo and I know when that low period is for me. When I last met with Dr. P, he knew my white blood cell count "tanked" on the 6th day after chemo. So I know when I am most vulnerable for infection. And luckily I am taking an injection of Nuelasta after every chemo treatment. So that is why my white blood cells shot up from 240 to 3,500 after Sunday. Way above normal.
I'm trying to stay away from Googling too much info. But I wanted to see what else I should not be doing during that "tanking" period after my next round. Dr. P says, "No kissing sick babies" and no "eating unpeeled, raw fruits and veggies" But I needed more info.
So here is what I shouldn't do:
No Touching Reptiles! Darn. Brazos Bend Park is such a lovely outing just 45 minutes away. I guess I can take pictures, but I should not attempt to ride the gators!
No Spelunking! Another darn. Cave exploring is pretty much what I've been in the mood for. I guess I also shouldn't visit Congress Bridge in Austin, at dusk when the bats make their nightly exit. It's all about the guano.
And here's what I CAN do! It's okay to clean the toilet, if I wear gloves! There are a lot of things I would love to be told NOT to do and house cleaning was not included.
That is why I stay away from the internet!
8/17/2016 11:23:16 am
Beth, I saw the above post on Facebook, which I don't frequent, but it made me laugh out loud! It led me to your thebethlists page which I've spent some time today browsing. You my friend are one in a million! I've clicked thru a variety of the lists and posts. I really enjoyed your poem on the 50 lists, writing portion. What a fun poem! Thanks for bringing me smiles today and I hope your day brings you some smiles too.
8/17/2016 02:41:52 pm
Thank you so much, Karen! It's been so long since I was 50, (haha) that I had to look up to see what poem you were talking about. I got caught up myself, remembering that crazy week I spent with my sister. So thank you for leading me towards some smiles today! :)
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I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast CANCER and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. This time it was the invasion of COVID and it affected every person. I ranted for a year, until I got my COVID vaccine in March 2021.
CORONARY Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was my hubby Don, who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
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