So, as it turns out, my next appointment was *not* 5/1, it was actually today, 4/24. So, too far away to do the immune function test (BOOOOO), BUT, it means that 5/15, the next appointment, will definitely have the immune function test (yay!) as well as a bone marrow biopsy (yay?).
However, a few interesting things to note.
First, I got approval last visit to go to my eye doctor and get my eyes checked, to see if my glasses prescription was still accurate. We figured, if it’s not right, it could be contributing to my headaches. Well, as it turns out, my glasses are about 25% stronger than they need to be, which could definitely be contributing to eye strain/fatigue, and leading to additional headaches. Then we thought about it, and realized, wait…am I even allowed to go shopping for new glasses?
So, today, we asked about that, as well as getting a haircut. I haven’t had a haircut in almost 2 years, but obviously, I didn’t really need one for most of 2012. The hair stylist I went to, though, Kelly, pulled some magic, I think. Initially, I was pretty pissed that my straight black hair had turned curly and unruly, but honestly, it’s starting to grow on me.
We also stopped by the eyeglass store, and got a new set of frames with the new prescription in them. Shockingly, they could be ready as early as tomorrow or Friday, so despite not getting the test I wanted done, this week is turning out to be pretty sweet.
Also, it’s my Dad’s XXth birthday (don’t worry Dad, your secret is safe with me) today, as well as fellow leukemia patient Nikki’s transplant day. I think it’s auspicious that her new marrow’s birthday falls on the same day as the birthday of the luckiest man I know. So if you have any extra good will lying around, please keep her in your thoughts as well.
Finally, I leave you with a before and after: