Tuesday, April 14, 2009


So I think I said that I had a reality check last week, but really it came yesterday. I've had a sore throat for a few days and it was getting worse instead of better so I went to the family doctor yesterday and because I was spiking a fever, he sent to me emergency. I am supposed to go whenever I get a fever over 38F. When I started chemo, they gave me a yellow card to show the paramedics in emergency, which gets you higher on the list and into isolation instead of the waiting room, so I followed Suzanne's advice and waved it like I was dancing at Pure nightclub in Vegas :-). I went right into a room and got the process started. They ran blood tests and my baby white cell count is super low. They were talking about admitting me, but I totally lucked out because when they consulted with the on call oncologist, it was my Dr. Rayson! He prescribed mega antibiotics and is following me from home. He is the best and I am so grateful. I am sure that I will be back on my feet soon, but I think I am going to have to be more careful about where I go that second week after chemo when my counts are dipping to try to avoid another visit to the hospital.


  1. Hey Good Looking,
    Sorry I have missed your trials and tribulations. I have returned from exotic locales in South American and managed to avoid the consulate:) Emerge and fevers suck the most I think..all the uncertainly and lack of control.. Sounds like you have a good common sense Doc (which is rare in my experiance so buy them gifts a plenty) When you feel better or up to it I will use my Amex and buy a coffee.
    Love Life,


  2. Kathleen,
    You continue to amaze me with your strong will and positive approach to all this. Sean and I read your chronicles and can't help but re-evaluate our own lives a little...and realize that a sleepless night or a toddler tantrum is not that big a deal. So thanks for that. Your attitude is so refreshing and I can't say as though many people would have the same one in this situation. I am glad that you are going to take it easy cause you really do need your rest....just the same, I miss you lots and would absolutely love to see or chat with you when you're feeling up for it. So much to chat about and catch up on.