September 16, 2014

Today is ASCT +335.

Today I was reminded that I am still a myeloma patient.

Somehow I seemed to have caught a bug of some kind (sore throat) while I traveled to MA for a wedding. When I arrived home I measured my temperature at 102.0 F. Being a transplant patient, I am under strict orders to report in any time I have a fever over 101.5 F.

So, last evening I reported these results to my doctor in an email asking whether I needed to see him or my GP. The answer was to see him because they have access to sophisticated viral screening tests that my GP would not have. So I made the trip to Miami.

In addition to all the myeloma tests that I was already scheduled to take tomorrow, they took samples from both arms to check for a blood infection, a throat culture to check for strep, and nasal swabs (very uncomfortable) and a nasal rinse to perform additional viral screenings.

I’m told I’ll have results in 2 days. Meanwhile, I’ve got a prescription for Tamiflu to reduce the severity of any flu I may have caught.

It’s been nice living in a world where all seemed to be normal. Oh well.

I’ll keep y’all posted as to results. In the mean time, I’m praying for healing for Barbara, Wayne, Jean, Albert, Jean, Mother Theodora, Sylvia, Nicola, Ken, Herma, Berris, Bob, and Marci.

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for my healing.

Amen.