Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Low

She makes the sound, the sound the sea makes to calm me down. She makes the sound, the sound the sea makes, I am tired now.
Dissolve me - Alt-J

Day 6 : ... Haemoglobin 11.4 ... Neutrophils 0.16 ... Platelets 131 ...

Not much immune system left, and I think the lining of my digestive tract is deteriorating. Feeling pretty groggy today. Not even sure what TV I'm watching. My mouth tastes metallic. Food is unappealing. I moan to the nurse.
"Could you rate your pain from 1 to 10?"
Ah, that old chestnut. Presuming that 10 is cutting-your-own-arm-off-with-a-rusty-saw (127 Hours style) then this is certainly no more than a 4. But it's enough to make me happy to just lie in bed and shut my eyes. The nurse offers me pain control, and brings me... paracetamol. Woohoo!

8 comments:

  1. I've met '10' - though by my definitions at 9+ you're not going to be in a state to answer the question. Mine was from trigeminal nerve pain - fortunately I only had a couple of instances but it was bad enough I got flashbacks after. Anyway, wishing your stem cells a merry colonisation and your bone marrow happy new growth.

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  2. Know what you mean. Hospital food not good at the best of times. After a stem cell transplant....impossible. Gets rid of those unwanted pounds though without even having to try... got to look on the bright side

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  3. You're probably watching 15 to 1, or pointless...whatever
    Keep it up!
    Nxx

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  4. Daytime tv is awful at the best of times. You're not missing much. Big hugs. X Karen T

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  5. It seems to me that really good music is keeping you company! lots of love from les del res xx

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  6. It seems to me that really good music is keeping you company! lots of love from les del res xx

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  7. Your woohoo had me in stitches. She might at least have brought you paracetamol and codeine lol.

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  8. To be honest, I've got so used to oxycodone as the cure all painkiller, I was not impressed with the offer of paracetamol. And it didn't work.

    Unfortunately, I think myeloma sufferers get pretty acquainted with grading pain. I'm sure things could always be worse, so I've never rated anything as a 10. When things were at their worst, back in August, even getting out of bed was a 9. I know those who share a bed with a myeloma sufferer will know what I mean.

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