After having my transfusions last night, I had high hopes it would help with the disabling symptoms. When I awoke this morning, I was feeling worse and therefore quite discouraged. As the day when on, I started to notice a big improvement in my stamina over the previous two weeks. This afternoon, I went with a friend (who is leaving to go back to Texas tomorrow) and we drove up to the Baker River trail, in the mountains. I was able to complete a 3 mile hike without becoming severely short of breath and a high heart rate. Yesterday, walking across our yard left me extremely winded. Transfusions are not the long-term answer as we must figure out why I’m suddenly so anemic.
The other correction, which I need to make, is that Denise’s birthday is next Wednesday, not tomorrow. I’m totally lost on time these days and “chemo-brain” doesn’t help. Mike