Just a quick update today:
I actually woke up feeling better than I have in a long time. My energy levels were good, no real nausea to complain about, and I was able to stay awake for more than an hour at a time. Unfortunately, it was short lived and I ended up shivering violently for about 2 hours after taking a shower. I also started to run a fever for the first time since I’ve been here, which could be a sign of infection. My new immune system isn’t quite ready to go yet, so they put me on some broad spectrum antibiotics while we wait for my tests to come back. Physically, I don’t feel bad, I’m just back to being super sleepy and taking a nap every 2 hours.
Let’s hope for no infections and no more fevers.
Also, I got my first Neupogen shot today. If you remember, these are the shots that will make my dear old body start making white blood cells again. I still won’t be free for a few days, at least, but now it’ll be easier to start gauging how close I am to being well enough to get out of here.
Ok, I’m going to bed. Onward to week 3!