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Rachel Coleman
Today's outpatient appointment 
30th-Dec-2015 06:01 pm
My blood cell counts are nearly back to normal (neutrophils have been since last week, platelets are now, haemoglobin is very nearly there), so I asked about scheduling removal of my line. Apparently the day unit nurses can't book this but the Macmillan specialist nurse can, only she's not in this week.  Anyway, they will email her to ask her to book it when she's back.

I still have a stupid persistent cough from the bug I caught from the children two weeks ago.  I don't actually feel especially ill - if anything I have more energy right now than I've had since before the Evil Blue chemo cycle - but it is annoying and frequent.  I'm sleeping sitting up and still getting woken during the night.  The doctor took a listen to my chest and sent me for an xray.  She said neither showed anything but she's giving me a week of antibiotics to be on the safe side.

The main business of today's appointment was another bone marrow biopsy.  It was the least painful yet, but it was clearly hard work for the doctor.  She said it might need repeating, but they'd see if they could get what they need first and let me know if not.

I'm back again next week for line management and blood tests and will chase the line removal if it hasn't been arranged.  It's nice only going in once a week, and I guess once the line is out I won't even need to go that often.

I really want to get on a bike again now my platelets are back in the normal range, but the nurses advise not until the cough goes away.  Sigh. 

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31st-Dec-2015 10:23 am (UTC)
Sounds frustrating to be so near and yet so far.

Well done for getting into the normal range! Soon you'll be cycling. (Though hopefully no falling, I hear that's painful even with normal platelet levels)
31st-Dec-2015 02:21 pm (UTC)
It's a good kind of frustrating though.

(I will do my best not to fall off a bike. I have also heard it can be painful.)
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