Let me explain, my legs have been very weak lately because that's where I've lost the most weight through this ordeal. (I love my new weight but trust me this is not the weight loss plan that you want to try out.) In addition we have an uneven sidewalk leading into our apartment. Well, I tripped, fell, and hit my jaw on the first step leading into our apartment. I am fine today I just look like I was in a really good fight. I have a bruise on my jaw - looks like I took a good left hook from someone boxing. Other than scraped up knees and elbows I'm fine though - it could have been a lot worse.
So that's the story of the fall.
Part 2: We called the bone marrow floor (the clinic had closed by this point) and they wanted me to come to the ER because I was bleeding in my mouth (with low platelets any bleeding is a concern) and they wanted a CT scan of my head since I hit it (the CT scan was fine). Well, patients that have immune system problems and shouldn't be sitting in the waiting room with all the sick people are put into the trauma unit when they are not busy by the ER. While I was there every patient who came in was accompanied by a cop and was obviously drunk. It became quite funny - one guy was describing the fight he was in to the nurse (of course he was winning). They also got a call that a stabbing victim was coming in and they were prepping for him but the police called back and said the victim had ran and to call them if he came to the hospital. Quite comical - it provided good entertainment for us while we were waiting.
I'm at the clinic now to get the full round of platelets, red blood cells, and chemo. My cough is gone and that has made me feel much, much better. Also, my white count today was 1.6 so we are still dropping! I have lots to be thankful for today that I didn't break anything. I get many cards that mention "God holding you in the palm of his hand" and this must be true.
As always thanks for keeping up with me and for everything you do,