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Improvements

by Tom on March 26th, 2010

So my mouth feels better today than it did yesterday, which is odd. Theoretically things should be heading the other direction! Perhaps the Palifermin is rocking the suburbs of my GI tract, keeping things from getting out-of-hand.

Also: I got a blood transfusion today! My red blood cell count is lower than they’d like, so they ordered up some bags of blood. The first bag went without a hitch; the second bag was not hitchless. I started getting chills and they stopped the transfusion. However, according to the lab, this wasn’t actually a reaction to the blood, and we just wasted half a bag when we stopped it. At least I got a bag and a half, which should do for a few days.

From → Treatment Phase

2 Comments
  1. Kris Granger permalink

    Hang in there! Lots of hugs being sent your way!

  2. Ann permalink

    Hey Tom, we’ve been thinking of you and Jana … how long will you be at the UW during this process? I hope the soreness in your mouth has continued to move in the wrong direction (you know it is Opposites Weekend, don’t you?)

    I had surgery on the 16th, and it went well, though I will have to begin treatment soon, similar to what I did 5 years ago. Dagnabit!

    Love, Ann & Tom

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