Thursday, April 25, 2013

This and that

I'm not sure what I was thinking when I wrote in my previous post that I would try to go home after my "blood-letting" on Tuesday.

By the time they finished taking out a bag of blood, it was 5 p.m. and rush hour in Boston. I had left my stuff at Diane's, where I had stayed the night before, and could barely keep my eyes open on the 15-minute drive back. I lay down on my favorite couch and conked out, sleeping soundly for more than an hour. I could smell a delicious dinner cooking in the kitchen. It was nice to have Diane and David take care of me.

The next day, bright-eyed, I drove back without a problem. But...when I got home and was cleaning up in the kitchen, I hit my head on the edge of an open cabinet door. I reached up to feel the wet stuff on my neck, and when I took my hand away I saw that it was blood. Just because I made it to the wedding without injuring myself, doesn't mean I can return to klutziness. I must renew my vows to watch where I'm going. Anyway, the bleeding stopped after I pressed a cloth to my head for a few minutes. It's now the next morning and I am fine, although I have a little headache.

In other news from my checkup on Monday, my liver is stable, so I can cut the prednisone down from 5 mgs. to 4. Woo-hoo! I can also stop taking Kayexalte, the grainy mixture that tastes like I would imagine drinking sand to be. The point was to lower my overly-high potassium level, which is actually on the low end of normal now.

Still taking lots of pills, but any decrease feels like a step in the right direction.


Joanna said...

I am glad you are able to skip taking the nasty stuff. Yeah!

Ann said...

So glad you're able to step down the steroids!

Anonymous said...


You are ever-gracious! like Lynne...and ever-graceful! this klutziness is just secondary to all that you have been through...

Friend-Heroine!--Mother--EnCourager!--You are -- as Ever -- Inspiration! --

Every Day Bravery! --

tulsa cancer center said...

good to hear that your liver is functioning normally. That was a great write up.