As I drove through the Craters of the Moon National Park and on to Carey, Idaho, I encountered thick fog again. But, it cleared up at Carey (1/2 way to Twin Falls).
Was held up a few minutes in Shoshone, Idaho for the train going through town.
Arrived just in time for my appointment in the Infusion Center. RN Melisa had no trouble accessing my bruised Bard Power Port and drew my lab values. I put EMLA Creme on at home, so it had been on for 2 1/2 hours.
My white blood cell count is up from last week to 2.4 (norms 4.5-11); hemoglobin remained the same as last week at 9.7, but still too low (norms 12-16); platelets okay, but low at 93 (norms 140-440) and my Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC) is up, but low at 1.52 (norm 1.9-8.8). My LDH was about the same as last week at 460 (norms 313-618).
I received my carfilzomib (27 metered square dose), dex 20 mg, and some Aloxi. The Aloxi was to see if it would help my gastritis, but Pharmacist Debbie didn't think it would. I was in and out by noon today. Went shopping at the Twin Falls Mall and checked in to the motel at 1:30 PM for a nadir before going later to Taco Bell for dinner. Just as Pharmacist Debbie predicted, the Aloxi did little for my gastritis.
My hair today, 13 Feb 2013...I think those are real bangs now. I was completely bald around 6 March 2012, and this is all the hair growth that I have had since that time.