Sunday update

@1creekgirl (39947)
United States
March 26, 2023 9:54am CST
Just finished watching a service at Lamb's Chapel on TV so, an update on us. Two weeks ago I had my first chemo. Had extreme chemo brain one day (couldn't remember how to get into checking on line, couldn't even finish a sentence. Very scary.) But thank God it hasn't happened again so far. Went to doc a week later to learn that my WBC white blood count had dropped to zero which is what your body uses to fight infection. I was told to go to ER right away when I started running a fever. We (I wrote a little about that nightmare experience...may it never happen to my greatest enemy) waited there five hours, all the while being exposed to all those germs before being admitted to the hospital. Was in there four nights and came home Friday. I received some injections that thankfully raised my WBC, but still have to be careful around others. Now that my Oncologist sees how the chemo affects me, she can adjust some things to hopefully prevent some of it. But, so far I still have hair! If I do lose it, I have a pretty colorful scarf cap to wear around. That's pretty much it for now. I'm looking forward to cooking dinner today. The food at the hospital was the best of any hospital I've been in, but it was still "hospital food." Lord willing I plan to make meatballs and gravy with rice and a broccoli casserole. A lot of food doesn't taste good since chemo, but maybe these will. Thanks again for all the love and prayers. PS That's me one Christmas. Can you see the little ring and nail polish? I've always been a girly girl!
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@shaggin (71545)
• United States
26 Mar
Aww I’m sorry many foods don’t taste good now . The chemo brain I have never heard of. It sounds terrible . I’m glad it hasn’t happened since. Im glad your white blood count is higher and that the doctor sees how you react now and hopefully has a better understanding for your future treatments. With or without hair you will still be beautiful inside and out!
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@shaggin (71545)
• United States
27 Mar
@1creekgirl I truly think it would be hard for anyone to lose their hair .
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@1creekgirl (39947)
• United States
27 Mar
What a sweet thing to say! My hair has started coming out now, so I'm hoping my hair dresser can cut it short soon. I'm not vain, but I've always been particular about my hair.
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@1creekgirl (39947)
• United States
28 Mar
@shaggin I guess it's in our DNA as females to need hair. It's another loss during cancer, but it will grow back eventually. I appreciate your kind words.
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@CarolDM (203478)
• Nashville, Tennessee
26 Mar
What an adorable photo. Love the smile and the nail polish. Such great memories. Good you have such support through these times my friend. Thoughts are with you.
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@1creekgirl (39947)
• United States
26 Mar
I appreciate your kindness, Carol.
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@CarolDM (203478)
• Nashville, Tennessee
26 Mar
@1creekgirl Always my friend. I am here for you.
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@Juliaacv (47771)
• Canada
26 Mar
You are such a trooper, you hubby is so good to help you through this as it must take all of his attention. I know that you will come out of this for the better, hair or not.
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@1creekgirl (39947)
• United States
26 Mar
I appreciate that, Julia. One of many things that cheer me up are photos and posts about the two adorable little girls of yours!
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@Juliaacv (47771)
• Canada
26 Mar
@1creekgirl Oh thank you. I am glad that the babies brought you cheer. Yesterday they were rolling around on the floor together and got to pulling each other's hair, they were not very cute in that moment. I have never ever seen them do that and I hope that I never do again.
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@rakski (112998)
• Philippines
26 Mar
I hope you feel better soon
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@rakski (112998)
• Philippines
26 Mar
@1creekgirl welcome
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@1creekgirl (39947)
• United States
26 Mar
Thank you so much!
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@LindaOHio (149910)
• United States
16 Apr
What a cute picture. Thanks so much for the update. I didn't realize that you were in the hospital so long. Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way.
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@1creekgirl (39947)
• United States
17 Apr
Thanks again, Linda!
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@LindaOHio (149910)
• United States
17 Apr
@1creekgirl Any time, my friend.
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@JimBo452020 (42639)
• United Kingdom
28 Mar
What a lovely picture Vicki.
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@1creekgirl (39947)
• United States
28 Mar
I was my daddy's first favorite subject of his photography, so we had lots of me being a little princess. My sister was 6 years younger and was the very definition of a wild child. She was breaking wild ponies when she was 13.
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@JimBo452020 (42639)
• United Kingdom
28 Mar
@1creekgirl little Princess!? I believe that. You still are.
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@JimBo452020 (42639)
• United Kingdom
29 Mar
@1creekgirl I believe you are tough Yvonne is tough too. She is doing ok just now. I have been sneaking the odd cig Lol Don't like my vape It makes me.cough
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@RebeccasFarm (82149)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
26 Mar
Glad you got home now Vicki. Take it easy and still in my prayers. Love that cute photo so lovely
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@jstory07 (133085)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Mar
I hope everything will go good for you. I will say a prayer that you will recover fast.
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@1creekgirl (39947)
• United States
27 Mar
Thanks so much, Judy.
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@LadyDuck (451980)
• Switzerland
26 Mar
I am so sorry you had such a bad experience. Do you feel well enough to cook? You should try to rest as much as you can. Pretty photo.
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@1creekgirl (39947)
• United States
26 Mar
I'm resting a lot, but I think I can cook a little. I won't push myself.
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@LadyDuck (451980)
• Switzerland
26 Mar
@1creekgirl You have been through so much, better not to push yourself. I hope you will not lose your hair, but there are nice wigs to wear until they grow back.
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@sol_cee (38224)
• Philippines
26 Mar
Ohh you’re one girly girl indeed
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@JudyEv (322049)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Mar
I'm sorry you've had such a tough time of it. Sending more prayers your way that you'll stay safe.
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@1creekgirl (39947)
• United States
27 Mar
Your prayers are very much appreciated.
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@NJChicaa (115147)
• United States
26 Mar
I'm glad that you are home and feeling a bit better. I hope you enjoy your dinner.
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@1creekgirl (39947)
• United States
26 Mar
Thanks, Chicaa.
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@Ronrybs (17687)
• London, England
27 Mar
Hope they can fine tune your treatment, but it sounds very scary. Wishing you a speedy recovery
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@1creekgirl (39947)
• United States
27 Mar
Thanks so much, Rob.
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@Happy2BeMe (97672)
• Canada
30 Mar
Sweet picture. . I have been reading all your updates. So scary but you are so strong. I have been praying for you every day. It is a tough battle but it helps when you have so much support and prayers. You got this.
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@1creekgirl (39947)
• United States
30 Mar
Laurel, this means so much to me. I truly know that God has heard and answered so many prayers offered for me. I hope you're well these days. It's so good to hear from you.
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