Hospital Update – May 24

Well, today starts something I had I hoped I would be able to avoid, but that does not seem to be the case. This afternoon they are going to start radiation on my spleen in hopes that it will keep it from filtering so many blood platelets (one doctor called it hording). It’s a simple enough procedure, etc. It’s just for whatever reason a mental escalation for me, so I’m nervous. Prayers would be appreciated. On the good news front, I have manage to lose the massive amounts of fluids that I started retaining when I was admitted. This means they were able to discontinue the meds for that and hopefully I’ll be able to sleep a bit better at night. Which, I’ve been sleeping okay by hospital standards. There’s just so much you can do in this type of environment. I will admit the past few days have been difficult emotionally. The waiting for something to kick in and make progress has been difficult to me, even though the plan has been laid out for several days. I am getting stronger. I’m actually writing this from a chair instead of the bed but I still fatigue easily and I’m not able to do much on my right knee. We value your prayers, for both physical and mental wellbeing. And if you want to drop a comment with a picture of a pet, beach, or mountain, I’m not going to turn that down. My window view is just another window!