Monday, July 28, 2008

Monday, Monday la la la la

What a good weekend. I hope you all enjoyed the great weather. It was wonderful from my window. I had a movie marathon this weekend and Karen kept me busy on Sunday. We always have a good time. There is not much to report except my legs are hairy and because my platelets are low, I can't shave them. Sorry,was that TMI? I will be getting my usual neupagen shot and possibly some of my family and friends' platelets. Thank you to all that have donated. Talking to the blood Bank rep Malissa made me realize how important it is for people to donate blood and more importantly, platelets. Platelets only have a shelf life of 5 days and are constantly needed. I am learning alot from being here in the hospital. One thing I have learned is that I have alot of loving friends and family. I know I have said that before but you all are the best and make me feel so loved. Without you all, I don't know if I would have done so well.


Here are my newest #s ( don't be alarmed they are suppose to go that low)

neutrophil /white blood count/ platelet

7/26 .03 /.11 /57

7/27 so low can't count/.06 /37

7/28 so low can't count/.04 /18

If you guys are interested in donating platlets. please e-mail Malissa Litchtenwalter@ mailto:blooddonor@rush.edu or platelet_donor@rush.edu or 312-942-7824

3 comments:

Paul said...

If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all my friends, it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, "I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.
Dad

Paul said...

A man dies & goes to Heaven. Upon arriving at the Pearly Gates he is told "Welcome to Heaven, everyone is equal here."
The man is then given a tour of Heaven and finds that it is indeed true.
The man decides he's just got to try the food & goes & stands in the cafeteria line.
While waiting ,a man in green scrubs goes rushing to the front of the line & gets his food ahead of all the others.
"Hey, I thought everyone is equal here. Why did he cut line?"
"Oh, him?" says St Peter, "That's God, he thinks he's a surgeon."

Dad

Paul said...

An 80-year old man was having his annual checkup and the doctor asked him how he was feeling.

"I've never been better!" he boasted. "I've got an eighteen year old bride who's pregnant and having my child! What do you think about that?"

The doctor considered this for a moment, then said, "Let me tell you a story. I knew a guy who was an avid hunter. He never missed a season. But one day, he went out in a bit of a hurry, and he accidentally grabbed his umbrella instead of his gun." The doctor continued, "So he was in the woods, and suddenly a grizzly bear appeared in front of him! He raised up his umbrella, pointed it at the bear and squeezed the handle. And do you know what happened?" the doctor queried.

Dumbfounded, the old man replied, "No."

The doctor continued, "The bear dropped dead in front of him!"

"That's impossible!" exclaimed the old man. "Someone else must have shot that bear."

"That's kind of what I'm getting at," replied the doctor.