Yesterday morning I was hooked up to the drip again for a couple of hours and then had the pump installed for the rest of the week. Blood tests showed that my platelet count had not dropped very much, so Round #2 could go ahead.
No fuzzy head this time. Sleepless night last night, the same as last time. Jigsaw almost finished. Tonight I'll probably sleep like a log.
Last time my voice was croaky for the first few days, but then it went back to normal. It's croaky again today, but hoping the same will happen.
I don my celebrancy hat again this Saturday for a wedding at Athol Hall, near Taronga Zoo at Mosman. My friend, Kerry, will drive me there and act as assistant - I'm very grateful for that. And next week - one on Friday and one on Saturday - both in Wollongong. I won't be wearing the pump then, so won't need a helper so much.
It's nice to be able to continue with my celebrancy practice. Outfit has been organised to conceal the pump. And if I lose my hair, brides are OK with me wearing a hat. The next wedding is on 1 April in Margaret River. I'm going for a week with the groom's parents - off chemo week. His Mum's a nurse - my insurance policy!
The Hopemobile has gone to its storage home for a little while - but not for long :)
10.30pm Thursday 10 March