26 February 2009

Thursday Medical Update

Today's neutrophil count: 0.6. Hooray. That's enough for me to go out in public. Actually, I went out in public yesterday. We finally left the hospital about 3:00 and Mike took me to Rosie's Cantina. I had a shrimp quesadilla and premium margarita. Boy were they good!

So I saw my doc in his office this morning. He called the Sarah Cannon Institute while I was there. My appointment is with the head of the transplant department at 11:00 on Monday morning. That's good, cause I can have the whole weekend to make my list of questions. Also, they told me to come prepared to stay overnight in case they need to go ahead and do some tests then. They're going to fax me all the paperwork this afternoon, so I will have it ready when I arrive.

One side effect from being in the hospital that I wasn't expecting. The hospital windows all have dark coating on them. My windows at home are not coated. And our bed is right by a window wall that has no coverings. It's really bright in here. I think I'm going to have to wear my shades for a bit. Weird.
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webbie said...

I'm so glad you got to come home! Wave at Spring Hill exit as you head north to Nashville Monday. Good luck!

~M said...

I'm so happy you're home. Good luck with your doctors appt. on Monday. I will be cheering for you! Please keep us updated! :)

Cathyb said...

I'm so glad you are finally going home. You will feel so much better in waking up in your own bed. Sending you healing thoughts for continued improvement.

Mary said...

Becky, so glad you're home!

Mary P.

Anonymous said...

It's great the you are home, even though you need shades and that your count is climbing.

Cora said...

I am so glad to hear you are home and that the count continues to rise. You will be in my prayers as you begin your next medical adventure. Do keep us informed. Your courage and spirit are inspiring and life-affirming.

Joanie said...

Happy you are home, and had to laugh when I read you went out to dinner upon your release. You go, girl! LOL. Have a great weekend!