So this is a low blood count

End of June…..It’s been quite a week.  Monday, I went for IV fluids, after spending most of last weekend asleep on the couch.  It really helped me perk back up, and I made it through the rest of the work day on our busiest day in the past year feeling fairly functional.  The next day had an ambush in store, however.

My job is to answer questions by phone or in person to help people understand their bill, their insurance, and what their portion of charges is going to be and why.  It’s busy, and sometimes it’s very intense.  It’s 100% detail oriented, and if you’re having a 65% day, that can be bad.  I could ‘t figure out what was wrong with me – why I was getting SOOO frustrated with some of the calls.  By the time the day was over, I was exhausted.  My darling husband was picking me up and saving me from a long bus trip, but it was hard to even walk to the car.  When I got home, I skipped dinner and went to bed.

That’s when I decided something was way off and took my temp to discover 101 and rising.  The next three days were spent incredibly sick, sleeping and running around 102 for no particular reason other than my blood count was really really low and chemo is unpredictable.  I had my sister-in-law take me in for fluids on Wednesday, and they did a blood test, but found nothing sinister other than this is one of the side effects that happen sometime.  Long week off work for three days.  I don’t ever remember  being so tired, other than during childbirth.  Grateful for any day that even resembles normal.

 

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