Tagged with platelets

Footballs, Feasts and the Big Five-Oh

Dear Readers, I am writing to you today from a somewhat inverted position.  I am lying on the floor with my feet above my heart.  Due to several of my meds’ side effects, my feet have been blowing up beyond recognition and have become very painful to walk on, let alone fit into any shoes … Continue reading

A Day in the Life of an Impatient Patient

Thanks to all of my supporters who are still helping me get through each day!  All the cards and messages bring a smile to my puffy face! So, this kinda blew me away:  WordPress recently named my blog one of the “Blogs of the Day,” which they describe as a blog that has gained the … Continue reading

Pop Quiz

We’ve received some good news 🙂  The pneumonia infection in my lung has gotten smaller, according to a follow-up X-ray.  It appears to be fungal, not bacterial, which makes it more difficult to off, but I’m being pumped with endless IV antibiotics and anti-fungals round the clock.  I will have a follow up CT scan … Continue reading

Punching the Frequent Transfusee Card

At this point , my platelets were hell bent on cliff diving, so I was being tested at least every other day.  What’s OMP (One More Poke) when your arms are already one massive bruised war zone?  There had been little effect, if any, from the Solumedrol infusions, so my team decided to put me … Continue reading