Thursday, October 16, 2008

"I Vant to Drink Your Blood!"

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!


MrsClare08 said...

Hey Miss Robbin! Steph sent me an email telling me about today. Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you, sending good vibes your way. I hope you'll feel tons better after today! I've missed reading your posts and writing my own. But I'm back at it now. Trying to get caught up on the past month! :) Take care of yourself! Loveya!!!

GreenishLady said...

Hi, Robbin. Hope the blood will perk you up a bit. I haven't been around a whole lot, but have been aware of you, and hoping all is going well. Glad to know you're near the end of the treatments.

Tammy said...

I think a bald vampire will be sexy Robbin. Drink up girl!

I knew something different was going on this treatment. You're my shero!


linda said...

The image of a bald SEXY vampire is certainly an interesting one, robbin :)
I don't know how you maintain a sense of humor in all this hell you are going through but it is blessing that you can. I am thinking about you and wondering how you are going to do with this next and last treatment, since this one has been so hard....just enough to not kill you? Well, thank goodness it's the last one!

Many blessings and hopes of wonderful times to come for you.

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Well hello Mrs Clare, no longer the future! I hope married life is wonderful and I hope your honeymoon was great. Blog it! I want to know all about it and see pics too! Thanks for your thoughts and good vibes, they help!
I'm doing ok.

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Hi Imelda, thanks for dropping by, it is always a pleasure, and I always feel your care.

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Hey Tammy, I must admit, although I was trying to be tough, something wasn't right this time.

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Hi Linda, yep, it has been rough this time but seeing some light for sure.

Jenn said...

well... hey that's funny! One time when my kids were little at the last minute we needed a costume, so I took clear tape and taped up their noses (piggy style), hung a sign around their neck that said " Please don't eat bacaon!" Every one roared! ;0)Have a great day, Jen

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

TOO funny Jenn, you crack me up!

Rapunzel said...

Robbin, same thing happened to Mom which kept her in the hospital a bit longer than expected, and she's had another dose of platelets since then. However, she's feeling fabulous now so that good blood must have done it's job! I'm sure you'll be the same, hon. Keep us posted, sending big hugs!!

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Hi Rapunzel, thanks for the good wishes and I'm hoping the good blood works well, at least gets me in shape for the next treatments next week, which I dread. SOOO good to hear she is feeling great. Makes me so happy.

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