Friday, July 23, 2010

Adventures in Blood-Work

I woke up today realizing what day it is. It's my once a month blood work appointment.

As much as I am grateful that it's not once a week anymore, and grateful that I have a medical system looking out for me, this day is like a little slap of reality.

Being once a month is almost enough time to forget that you even need to have it done.

It's not even that big of a deal except that it thrusts all of my medical memories back at me.

I wonder if there will ever be a day that the hospital doesn't feel like an imposing monster in my closet?


Caroline said...

The hospital is always 'that place' to me.

BaldyLocks said...

I was hoping that it wouldn't be, 'that place' to me but it is.

Even driving near it makes me very aware that it's there likes it's looming up, shutting out the sunshine.

Anonymous said...

I am surprised that being this far out from transplant, you are still having your bloodwork done so often...most of the "longtimers" I have met just have it done every three to six months...

Right now I am doing it every 2 weeks which seems weird because I am so used to getting it done every week...I guess it's just that necessary evil...
Cheryl Thornton

BaldyLocks said...

After a stem cell transplant from a donor, there are all sorts of problems with graft vs host and my organs that they're keeping track of.

Also, the cancer I had is very fast and aggressive.

So far, so good though. I can't begin to imagine when they'll stop checking it? Maybe it never ends?

That's a good question to ask my oncologist in a few months.