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October 19, 2006 , Day 2


I guess I am going to get good at doing updates while on morphine. The pain continues today, although it has been largely controlled by pain medications. Every few hours I need a morphine refill to stop the splitting headaches, mouth and throat pain. Emotionally, I am doing much better today. Probably because I got more sleep. Pretty soon they are going to give me a sedative and knock me out for the night.

No food is crossing my lips now, it is too painful. I do have to take a couple of pills every morning and evening. It seems like I am simply settling into survival mode. I need to survive the next couple of weeks until my white counts come up again and I will be able to start feeling better. I went for a short walk today, and had to sit down for a while in the middle, but everything went OK. It is good to be communing with you all.

On the medical front, nothing new except the morphine for pain. They have also given me a suction device like at the dentist, so that I don't have to swallow. I can just clear out saliva and rinses through that.

Lab Results: Look at those white counts! Now we want to see them start heading back up. Probably in a week or two.

Lab Results

Blood Cell Type

Normal Low





WBC 4.5 3.2 1.7 0.6 0.3
RBC 4.3 2.58 3.05 3.11 3.00
HGB 13.9 8.9 10.7 10.7 10.3
PLT 130 117 118 84 47

Y'all take care now!

Ted and Menchie

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