Day -4 Health Score 81
I hitched a ride with a friend down to Stanford today. I didn't want to drive and leave my car own here for a month. Because I was somewhat fatigued last week, I got some labs done on Saturday and my hematocrit is 30%. I am anemic. I am sure that they will probably transfuse me this week. Today I met with Dr Arai to determine if I can get the poison tomorrow. Since I have a mild dry cough, she did a viral swab of my nose again. I guess if that's OK, we will proceed.
The nurse coordinator, Zoe, went over the process in detail and it doesn't sound fun. She said I will be admitted for 2-3 weeks and probably won't be able to leave my room for two weeks. She spoke of nausea (lots of it) pain, fatigue and mouth sores. Bring it on.
It was so nice to go to church yesterday. It's always the hymns that affect me so. The opening hymn was "Count Your Many Blessings". I can't help but be reminded of how I have been so blessed. I don't worry much; I guess that is because I have Barbie by my side. I just soldier on and do what I have to do. Complaining is pointless; asking 'why me?' is an exercise in futility. One can't expect everything in their life to be perfect. My challenge in no more serious than that of anyone else. You can no more compare personal adversity than you can compare personal capability. Those with faith and self confidence will always rise to the occasion. In my case, though, the faith of others has also lifted me to the challenge. How blessed I am to have friends.
Tomorrow should be interesting.