October 15, 2006 , Day -02
I had a quiet and uneventful day today. I have felt pretty good. I have a mucositis sore in the back of my mouth in the throat, and one under my tongue. They are not too painful, and I think they may actually be healing a little bit. Maybe it is just wishful thinking. I was able to eat breakfast and some lunch, but dinner was beyond me. They thought I was a little red today. Probably a rash from the Etoposide. It has pretty much faded, I think. I went for a walk today that was a pretty good one. I think it was 4 "H"s and one time down and up the stairs. I spent most of the day watching football games. I didn't get any medications at all, just some electrolytes and hydration.
The doctor visit was interesting. He said I would start feeling worse as time goes on. I will be getting some anti-rejection medicine tomorrow. I will also be getting some other medication starting tomorrow, that will probably make me feel pretty lousy. The radiation induced nausea will probably continue for a while. He expects my mucositis to get worse too. OK. One day at a time.
The lab results are a little odd again. The doctor thought that the rising WBC count might be a shock response. Every available white cell was sent out to defend me from the Etoposide. He said that he wouldn't be surprised if my WBC count was .5 tomorrow. I guess we shall see!
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Have a great week!
Ted and Menchie
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