While sitting in chemotherapy, I recently posted on social media how well I was doing. The very next day I woke up with a temperature of 102.8. I knew I had to make the call and report my symptoms to my medical team. I was told to go to the emergency department – I hate emergency rooms. When you have a blood cancer, you are prone to infections. My medical team knew my feelings about it and told me that I could come into the office. After a series of tests, and a chest x-ray it was determined, I had the flu. I left the office with a 99.9 temperature and a prescription for Tamiflu. I was out for two days. On the third day, I felt much better.
I was surprised that one day I was feeling pretty good and the next day I woke up feeling like a piece of ice with a fever. All I could say is, “What a difference a day makes.” That’s the scary part about having multiple myeloma – especially my type – the Plasma Cell Leukemia part of it. I keep my fingers crossed daily that I remain stable and that my numbers will not increase every month. I was beyond thrilled that my blood work came back quite impressive for a sick person like me.
You can’t tell me GOD isn’t real. Prayer is powerful!