It's official, I am neutropenic today. Vitals every four hours to watch for fevers.
More precaution on the hall laps and bike rides, I now have the added mask. Started to feel tingling in my fingers, only in the morning though. My right foot is still pretty numb and I think my plantar faciitis is acting up so I will be doing some stretching today.
I start Neupogen shots in two days to boost my blood counts. So I have asked to start taking Claritin daily, as the antihistamine helps with bone pain. I got it in my jaw and skull during mobilization and it was not fun.
The nurse said this is technically when the "catchup" nauseau kicks in.....so we will keep an eye on it. I have tried to do without the one nausea med that causes headaches (zofran) except on the bad bouts. And have tolerated half size doses of Ativan as needed.
Today has been a day of fatigue. Two very long naps and very little energy to sit up when I'm awake. So we added some fluids and are going to cut back on a med see if it helps.
There may be less updates over the next few days if there isn't much to report. It's a lot like Groundhog Day...and I'm not complaining. My current status quo suits me just fine.
Anytime in the next 6-9 days I can be discharged. Longer if my counts don't boost as they should. But I have a flight booked for the 15th home, so I'm crossing appendages, eyes etc.