August 9, 2020

I moved into my new apartment on August 1st. On August 2nd, I developed a 100.3 degree fever which is considered a medical emergency after chemo and was instructed to go to the local ER where I was told my fever had climbed to 101. I was x-rayed, tested, and put on an antibiotic. I had no energy and no one to help me. Five days later on August 7th, I was given a blood transfusion. Today, I am feeling somewhat better. Tomorrow, I get my second session of chemo.

My doctor said I’m incredibly positive, a glass half-full kind of person – doesn’t sound that way from this blog! I’m just so grateful for my current medical care. They followed up with me after my ER visit, scheduled me for a blood transfusion, put a heart echo on the agenda – they’re really thinking about my condition and taking care of me.

I received a card of well wishes – a beautiful card – and I nearly cried. You don’t realize how alone you are or feel until someone reaches out with an act of kindness, no matter how small.

I love my new bedroom. It is very cozy and overlooks trees. I can see the squirrels playing. My cat loves it too. We have been cozying up together. Thank god I have her.

A lot more has happened too but I can’t write about it. I need to find a way to be me in spite of it. A tall order.

Love, Molly

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