A platelet transfusion was first thing on the agenda today after I saw my doc's PA. And I asked if I would be waiting till Monday to get more platelets or did I need to get them over the weekend. He said I would wait till Monday. I just have to be careful. Very careful. And you know, I am actually feeling better than I have in a long time. If I just had some energy (I'm getting 2 units of red cells today), I could do some stuff - like cooking! But I can't take any kind of chances, much less by wielding a knife at veggies and such.
Donna, my CRNP at Vanderbilt, called yesterday to check on me. When she found out about how much my platelets had dropped between Tuesday and Wednesday, she said we really need to get the transplant going as soon as possible. Now haven't I been telling people that since the beginning of March? I was ready to have it by the end of May. But bureaucracy and paperwork have added another month to the timeline.
I am trying very hard to keep with the thought that "the universe is unfolding as it should", but sometimes that gets a little hard. I have to think about all kinds of things I never had to consider before. Little things like rubbing my eyes. That's a no-no. Especially since I had the retinal hemorrhage last month. (Go back to get that checked this coming Tuesday.) And big things, like no cooking. Except for the MDS, I am very healthy. Hopefully that will help me get through the transplant and back to a normal life without any significant setbacks.
My doc here thinks I might have gotten to the point where what little immune system that I have identifies the platelets as invaders and is attacking them. I only need to be able to maintain a few more weeks. Any and all positive healing thoughts would be greatly appreciated!