I'm going to a Halloween Party today as a Vampire. Ok, so I won't be drinking blood, it will come pre-packaged in a little bag and it will be put inside my veins, which is ok by me, I didn't really want to bite anyone. And it won't really be much of a party, everyone there will be hooked up to something going into their veins and I don't think the party snacks will be that great.
As it turns out my hemoglobin is down, down, down, which explains why I've had so much trouble recovering this time. As I understand it, it is not uncommon for Chemo patients to have to get blood, most of the time earlier than I have. We've fought my iron levels for a while now, they've given me a special shot every treatment, put pure iron from an IV bag in me, and I'm on some pretty powerful iron pills but alas my body is not absorbing much of it and this week it really went way down.
The good thing is I can do it right there in Oncology and have to be put in the hospital. And I have to have two bags, so it will take about 4 hours. For Cancer patients they have to use a special blood that they've done something to, so yesterday I had to go give them some of mine to match and it was ordered and it will not come until today sometime. I'm just waiting for a call that it is there and I'll go get it.
I have to admit I am so ready to feel better that I am looking forward to getting it. AND so, there you go, thank goodness for people who give blood. GO now, give blood. It is a good thing, it saves lives for sure.
In the mean time, I've got to pick out my best Vampire Dress to wear today, I'm going in style!
Only thing is, I'm going to be a bald headed Vampire, darn it! Sort of spoils the look!