After having my bloods taken I went downstairs for my appointment with the Dr and unfortunately as usual I had to wait over an hour and half before being called in. I have to wait for the blood results to come back and like yesterday, sometimes they take ages. I was getting really bored and fed up of waiting, when another fellow patient and I’d like think a friend now Adam turned up, although he did look pretty tired as he’s having to visit the hospital three times a week for treatment for his liver. He told me he was going to get something to eat and would be back later and sure enough about 10 minutes later he came back, but not empty handed, as a very welcomed surprise to me, he bought some cakes, one of them being a coconut macaroon. As mentioned I’d been waiting ages to be seen, the cake was very much appreciated as I was getting pretty hungry. We decided to go and sit outside the Dr’s room and wait to be called as he couldn’t miss us their when he came out to call any other patients.
My discussion with the Dr was relatively short as well, we ran through my blood results, which are:
My Haemoglobin is a bit low and I would normally have blood if it gets below 8, but as I back in Chester on Wednesday to get my bloods checked again, we decided to leave it, rather than try and arrange form something over the weekend. My platelets have dropped again, and we are going to keep and eye on that as well. If need be I may have a rest in between this cycle and my next of Lenalidomide as that could be causing it to drop.
I’m not having any major problems or side effects at the moment, although sleeping at night is still and issue and last night when I did eventually fall asleep I woke up in agony with cramp in my leg again. So I’ve not had much sleep again after being woken up at 2:30am.
I’m just going to take it easy over the next few days and try not to overdo it and hopefully make it to Wednesday without being too exhausted.