One of the clinicians today described this period as “the trenches.” My WBC has bottomed out (0.04 today), my hematocrit was 24.7 which meant I needed red blood cells and my platelets were 8 so I also got a unit of platelets.
And man am I tired! I am too tired to explain just how exhausted I feel. Even with Sarah typing for me.
I did experience a bump after the transfusions at which time I bathed and got some walking/dancing in on the unit with Sarah. The nurses were disappointed we were using earbuds, they wanted to hear the music. (Note: in my room I don’t have to wear anything. But visitors must wear a mask ANC gloves. Outside of the room the situation is reversed.)