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Two days ’till first chemo

The weather the last couple days has been unseasonably warm, so it seemed like a great opportunity to put some blue icicle Christmas lights up! Kat did most of the work, since I have no interest in being 20 feet up a 28 foot extension ladder. We’re going to try to extend them the rest of the way around the garage roofline in the next day or two. We’ve also got a 6-foot lighted inflatable Homer Simpson on the lawn :-)

We’ve created a St. Lucia photo gallery with over 100 photos from the vacation on our main web site. Even though the weather here isn’t too bad for late November, we’re definitely missing the Caribbean weather!

Still no luck finding a Nintendo Wii. We got to Best Buy in Reston just before they opened on Sunday morning, but there was already a line of at least 30 people, and all the in-stock units had already been spoken for. We’re gonna give it a rest for a week or two and then see where things stand.

Today was my pre-chemo blood test, and on Wednesday I get my first chemo treatment, so I should have plenty to write about after that! I also picked up the results of the blood test I had about a month ago, which showed low white and red blood cell counts. That was just two weeks after my surgery, so hopefully my counts are closer to normal now. I need to have normal (or at least close to normal) red counts, white counts, and platelet counts before each chemo treatment in order to proceed.

It’s good to be home with the dogs again! Max (photo, right) is his usual goofy, cuddly self, and Sheba is still the spoiled princess who has to have everything done her way. We heard from her sitters that Sheba was a big hit at the elementary school bus stop every morning.


1 Comment

  1. Susan
    November 29, 2006

    Mike-Just thinking about you. I wish you well today and hope you feel ok. Please let me know how you are doing.

    Susan (BLUIZE from Healingwell)