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September 10, 2003


Just for fun, I thought I would start this while slightly abuzz from Benadryl. I will probably fade out into total random incoherence! I am still neutropenic today, although still improving, as the lab results show. I have been getting low level fevers in the evening that are gone within a couple of hours. My nurse for the day says that the fevers might be an indication of my immune system producing lots of monocytes. That would be nice! It is getting hard to concentrate on this and keep my eyes open at the same time now, so I will add more later, when I am fully conscious!

I have now recovered from the Benadryl. The doctor is predicting that I will no longer be neutropenic tomorrow. Call my bookie to make bets:-). I hope so! That will mean no more Vancomycin and Rosephin and Benadryl and ....It will be nice to taste food again. Menchie has cooked some great dishes and to me they all taste like oil soaked boiler plate.

On the medical front, WBC counts are continuing up. Nothing much new going on other than that.

Lab Results

Blood Cell Type

Normal Low




WBC 4.5 0.6 1.5 1.7
RBC 4.30 2.66 2.71 2.64
HGB 13.9 8.6 8.9 8.6
PLT 130 086 166 141

Take care, tomorrow is double or nothing.


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