16 April, cycle 2B

Another day of waiting. *Sigh* My nurse hasn’t yet posted my count numbers for the day – I’ll have to ask her for them when she comes back in later this morning. It looks like another beautiful day outside and it’s supposed to turn a whole lot warmer in the next few days. Maybe by the time I’m ready to leave the hospital it’ll be nice. I’d really like to spend more time outdoors this break. It gets a bit claustrophobic staying inside day after day.

Welp, my white blood cell count is down to 0.2. I’m not sure when, or even if, my doc will pull the trigger on the Granix injections. If they want my cell count to recover naturally I may not have any break at all. I know I’m beginning to obsess over this but I desperately want to go home and enjoy some time with Rory and my bobbleheads. I’m getting “short”, an old military term for individuals about to either end their tour of duty or leave their branch of the armed forces. After this cycle I only have two more to go and if all goes well, I’ll be completely free from the hospital by the middle of June. I had better be home for the summer solstice, dammit! I don’t want to miss sitting out on the back deck and greeting the longest day of the year.

Wow. Just finished the fourth episode in the first season of Peaky Blinders. Just… wow. Good show!

Geez, I wish I could have a second helping of my lunch. Thursday’s lunch menu selections include chicken pot pie, which is really quite good for hospital food. I order it every time and dang it, I want more! I also had a roll as well as a small container of whipped butter that I had been carefully hoarding. Real butter is extremely hard to come by here and it’s a real treat when some shows up. We’re usually given this ghastly vegetable oil margarine rubbish that tastes nasty. Yes, I’m spoiled. I like my real food. Margarine is NOT real food! The body can’t even properly digest it. Ick.

Just got the news from my doc: Granix injections should start no later than Saturday. So we’re probably looking at a release date of approximately the middle of next week. Let’s hope! 🙏🏻❤️