Only have energy for a brief note today. My blood counts continue to drop: white blood cells (immune system), platelets (which control clotting), and hemoglobin (oxygenation). I'm out of breath after a flight of stairs, but otherwise OK!
I have a new sense of empathy for elderly people, because between the low energy and very creaky joints from the hormone therapy, I "am" 90 years old sometimes. Looking forward to getting back to yoga!
Still enough energy for the basics. I'm reading "1776" and doing some needlework for my nephew-to-be's nursery.
And now it's the big countdown until next Friday when I am reunited with my beloved stem cells! My blood counts will continue the downward trend for a time after that, but will thereafter recover.
Who-hoo: Yesterday threw the whole nap thing overboard and had a wonderful escape with my new friend Mia, who is the sister-in-law of my sister-in-law's lifelong friend. Mia, who went through breast cancer treatment herself last year, treated me to lunch at the fine arts museum. It felt like a trip to the Caribbean after shuttling between clinic and our "dorm."
Who needs a nap when you're awash in Tiffany windows and fabulous western landscapes (my two favorite art forms!)?