Occasionally someone will ask what my 'health score' is as I used to report it on a daily basis a year ago during my stem cell transplant. Generally I run in the 80's when thing are stable. Today I would give myself the score of 63. I am suffering from a double whammy right now. The usual crash after coming off of Decadron and bronchitis. Last week I began to have severe symptoms of bronchitis which worsened on Friday. I then got a CBC and my white cells were 1000 and my absolute neutrophil count is 300. That is too low. It should be above 2500. I have no soldiers to fight my microbial battles. I started Neupogen yesterday to stimulate my bone marrow and I hope by tomorrow that I will begin to improve. I am so very tired.
Of course, if we have learned anything it is that no matter how bad you feel today, you will get better. I count on that.