NO BLASTS TODAY!
Dr. Kebriaei's nurse, Cathy, is an absolute gem and got us a copy of my labs early so we didn't have to wait in agonizing suspense. I must have scanned the pages a hundred times looking for the dreaded words "blasts present". Nothing. Thank you, God.
My WBC count and ANC is still high, but it's down from Wednesday. My lymphocytes have doubled from the last time, which is also a relief. The other counts are holding steady and my liver enzymes are mostly normal. As an added bonus, my magnesium is normal.
We don't have a definitive reason for Wednesday's numbers. Dr. Kebriaei is leaning toward the theory that it has something to do with the steroids that I'm on. She also looked back at my records and noted that my WBC count has been as high as 20 for no explicable reason. I'm just a freak of nature.
I've dodged the proverbial bullet today and can guarantee that I'll be walking around in a fog for the next month or so. I'm so relieved that I can't function which is bad news for me, since Dr. Kebriaei told us to leave Houston. She told us to get out of town and go home. This definitely caught us by surprise and since I was resigned to staying here through the new year, I made Chris go grocery shopping. There's enough food for the next two weeks. One day I'll learn the rhythm of this game and arrange my juju accordingly.