I switched up my routine this morning and took my shower before breakfast. I really don’t know why I haven’t been doing this all along – I have plenty of time to get clean before the trays come, I don’t have to worry about missing the calls from Food & Nutrition, my strength is better first thing in the morning… Honestly, it’s a win-win. I’m now clean, fed and ready for the rest of the day, which will probably consist of more jewelry-making and maybe quite a bit of Netflix. My white blood cell count dipped again to 0.3. Almost there! Maybe another couple of days and then the Granix shots will begin. Geez, I hope it doesn’t hurt like it did last cycle but if it does, a dose or two of high-powered Motrin should wipe out the discomfort.
I started work on Trisha’s necklace in the morning, took a break for lunch and then finished it in the afternoon. Tonight’s her last night for the week and I want to make sure that I give her set to her before she leaves. Then I can take a bit of a break from all the jewelry-making, at least for a day or so. I may need to wait until I place another order from Rio Grande because I’m all out of 24 gauge silver wire and I burn through that stuff when building components for necklaces. I may even have to order more 26g wire as well. I just got some of that and I’m already thinking that I may need more. It’s such lightweight wire that several feet of it isn’t very expensive and it’s wonderful to use for decorative wrapping on heavier gauge wire or for bails for briolette beads. Sorry, I’m totally geeking out here!
More frustrations this evening. The internet connection on this side of the hospital tower is atrocious, so bad that I couldn’t even maintain a FaceTime audio-only connection with Rory and the girls. We decided yesterday to bail on the videos and try just the audio but even that is failing and regular phone calls are garbled at best. AARGH. Rory was right, I should have asked for a room on the north side!