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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!

Lab Results

Blood Cell Type

Normal Low





WBC 4.5 4.3 3.2 3.7 5.4
RBC 4.3 2.72 3.10 3.02 2.78
HGB 13.9 9.7 10.7 10.2 9.9
PLT 130 186 178 155 147

Have a great week!

Ted and Menchie

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