Friday, November 21, 2008

Not much has been going on this month. My hair STILL continues to fall out. I have very little left. Anyone out there know how long the hair will fall out after chemo is finished? I'm ready for it to start growing back. I still continue to be very fatigued all day. I'm still afraid to drive because I'm so tired. I was in the hospital earlier this month for a few days because of fever and my white blood count was really low. They have me these WBC booster shots called Filgrastim injections and it worked. My WBC got up to 7 from 1.4. But i had a doctor appointment yesterday and it had fallen again so I'm not sure if the shots will become regular or not. My Sjogren's Syndrome causes me have chronic low white blood count to begin with so the chemo didn't help it much. I have to be so careful about germs and getting sick since my immune system is so retarded. It fights my good organs but it doesn't know to fight simple colds.

We had a cool front come in so the weather is lovely. Thanksgiving is next week and we plan to spend it with my mom, stepdad, stepaunt and my cousins. They live close by so it won't be too tiring for me. I get to see my cousin Brooke's adorable baby Paige and play with her. She is just too cute!

I tried making some gluten-free sugar cookies last week. They didn't turn out too good. Does anyone have a yummy recipe for gluten-free sugar cookies or gluen-free snickdoodles??? Having Celiac disease, especially around the holidays, really is a bummer. I am unable to eat all the wonderful baked desserts everyone makes.

If I don't write again before next week, I hope everyone has a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving!!


KyQuiltlady said...

Thank the Lord for your remission. I have had chemo before and know what you are experiencing. My hair came back in in 3 months till I didn't have to wear wig. I was surprised it came in so fast. It was curly and I never had a curl without a perm.

The W.O.W. factor said...

Oh Kelly, I am sorry that you have to continue with chemo. I don't know enough about the journey you have been traveling, but I'm sure the recovery road takes longer than the road to the illness being discovered. I hope you continue to gain your strength and stamina at a steady pace. Hopefully by Christmas time you will be more like you hope to be.
I've been thinking of you, not seeing any new postings from you until today...
My prayers are still with you Kelly!
I hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful!It's good you have some family close enough for you to enjoy.
~Hugs & Prayers~

my beautiful Harriet

my beautiful Harriet
This is Harriet, my sponsor child through Compassion International. She is 9 and lives in Uganda, Africa. I've been sponsoring her for about 2 years now. She just sent me this photo and said she bought the shoes and stockings in the photo with money I sent her. Please pray for her and her family.