So early this morning before I even got out of bed, I got a phone call from my family doctor. Oh.., that can’t be good I thought when I heard her voice. It’s not the secretary.
“Ahhh, I got your blood work back and it looks like you need a blood transfusion,” she said. “However, the problem is that every place where you can get this done is closed today and I don’t even think they can do it for you if you went to emergency.”
“It’s my lucky day,” I thought. I’m not going to emerg today. Happy New Years!
“So how low does your hemoglobin have to be when you need a transfusion?”, I asked.
“The low 80’s,” she answered.
“What am I at?, I questioned her.
“78…. I’m surprised you are still walking.” she responded.
“Well I wasn’t walking last week and I turned yellow, but I’m better now.”
“What do you want to do?”, she asked me.
What can I do? I’m going to party? Everything is closed until Monday and that’s when I’m suppose to have a CT Scan. So I’m going to do nothing right now. I don’t really care anyway. I’ll send Germany an email and tell the dr to send me something. This happened to me before.
“Just don’t get cut until then,” she said, “And get into hospital if you start bleeding for any reason”.
“Even a hemorrhoid?”, I asked.
“Even a hemorrhoid”, she answered.
WTF? Now I’m going to be shitting blood too? I don’t think so! Holy crap!
By the way, did you happen to get the results of my latest MRI?, I asked her.
“No,” she said.
Well, apparently I have extensive metastatic disease throughout my bone marrow again.
She didn’t say much after that. I think my doctors are more worried than I am.
I had a nice burger yesterday hoping to get my hemoglobin up. I’m eating more now, but I now weigh the same amount I did when I was in university. Bobo says I’m getting pretty skinny. My scale says so too.
The conversation in the car went really well on our way to the market.
Who wants to give me some blood?, I asked.
Aughhhhh! No way, cried my brood in the back.
“I will”, said Bobo, my universal O type donor husband.
“Good”, I said. We just need two needles and a tube and we can attach ourselves to one another! True love!
Happy New Year Folks. I need to drink some blood tonight. I’m turning into Dracula’s wife tonight!
Cheers to 2016!