Tag Archives: AML

Movin’ On Up!

So, after having my white blood cell count hover around 0.2-0.3 for a few weeks, Thursday, we got a little bump. It bumped up to 0.5. Nice, but nothing great. Then Friday, it hopped up to 0.9. Now we’re getting somewhere. Saturday, it jumped all the way up to 1.4. Today? 2.0. Whaaaaaaat. Go baby […]

Hospital Visit, Poked and Prodded at MSKCC, and Mother Of God…THE PICC IS GONE

We’ve got a long one, folks. Strap in, and let’s get to it. Neutropenic Fevers Suck And I Hate Them And Also They Can Please Stay Away So, the last week (first week of October, basically), I spent in Cornell, recovering from a stupid fever. I had *almost* made it out of the neutropenic window […]

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 […]

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 […]

What to Expect When You’re Ex….Diagnosed

When I got diagnosed, my mind blanked. I went to my Happy Gilmore Happy Place for a little while. Only not the actual happy place – the distorted Shooter McGavin version. I had no idea what to expect, no idea what came next, no idea of survival rates, nothing. So this post, my idea is […]