Monthly Archives: June 2012

Holding Pattern

So I haven’t posted in a few days…and mainly it’s because I’m going a little stir crazy in here. Nothing major to report, really. But, I figured I’d update everyone. Projected Release Date: The beginning prediction was anywhere from Wednesday the 27th, to Wednesday July 4th. That’s still in play, but now I have 2 […]

There Will Be Blood

So while I sit here, waiting for my numbers to return, my platelet count is just nose diving. I get transfusions regularly, but apparently, they haven’t been super clear with some of the potential side effects. Most of them are pretty obvious and readily apparently. For instance – you clot ridiculously slowly. I pulled a […]

Sixty Percent

It’s a difficult thing to hear that your chances of a 5 year remission are worse than a coin toss. When everyone around you has been so positive, the inner mathematician keeps whispering “those aren’t very good odds”. Granted, I’ve bet on worse odds. But still. What am I talking about? Well, just about all […]

Adventures in Bowel Movements, Part Deux

This post will be a short one. The second roommate that I had was a nice old guy who was in the hospital for a reason I was never really able to work out. He was never hooked up to an IV, he wasn’t getting chemo, and nobody ever visited him except a professional care […]

Literally the Most Embarrassing Thing That’s Ever Happened To Me

Disclaimer: Family members. I love that you guys have been following my blog, and that you guys have enjoyed the posts, and I truly do appreciate all the love and support. This post…you may want to skip. I can’t tell you why you want to skip it without basically giving you the whole story, and […]

Let Them Learn….maybe?

An interesting thing happened today. First, I learned that my math skills are rusty. From the beginning, the doctors told me I’d get another bone marrow biopsy on Day 14. Sure, fine, no problem. I thought Day 14 would fall exactly 2 weeks from the start of treatment. I started treatment on Thursday, June 7th. […]

Stupid Things I Miss

I’ve always been kind of an all-or-nothing kind of person. Hospital stays are apparently no exception. Before June 4th, when I was admitted to NY Presbyterian, I had exactly 2 visits to a hospital, both lasting less than an hour, both to get X-Rays to double check that my bronchitis hadn’t turned to┬ápneumonia. You know […]

Let’s Talk About Poop, baby

Warning: This post will contain numerous references to poop, will talk directly about poop, and there will most likely be poop related puns. If any of this offends, concerns, or disgusts you – you might want to leave now. There’s a funny thing about never having to have been at a hospital before. Intellectually, I […]

I am Legend

So a funny thing happened today, but to tell the funny story, first, we need to talk about blood. Anemia, Hemoglobin, and What Levels Mean Your blood contains 3 different parts. Red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. White blood cells are basically your immune system. Platelets are the things that cause blood clots […]

Rooming With Crazies

There’s an unfortunate reality of staying in the hospital, and that is that you don’t actually get to stay there alone. I’ve had four roommates so far, and let me tell you – it’s been a trip, for sure. The first thing I learned is that I am now doubly committed to visiting any relatives […]