BMT Day 48: The BIC And “The Comedians.”
Thursday July 02nd 2015, 10:25 pm
Filed under: Family, Leukemia, Sodapopcornculture

Today, my mom took me to the outpatient BIC for what should have only been the second time this week.  I’m glad I went a third, emergency time on Tuesday to find the makings of a clot that wasn’t allowing all the blood to get to my brain.  That was a worthwhile extra trip.

Today, they just took my labs and tried to determine if I look as swollen on the right side as I did the other day.  The consensus was that I didn’t look as bad as I had looked, but that I’m still swollen.

I honestly wouldn’t know, because my neck and throat still hurt so much.  “A few more days,” I keep telling myself, “just a few more days.”  I’ll get the shots of a drug called Lovenox for a free more months, but it should indirectly help my body break down the forming clot within the next seven days.  The Lovenox, itself, doesn’t break down clots, but stops them from growing while the body breaks them down.

I then came home and slept. I’m in lots of pain and I’m exhausted.  The little things I want to do frustrate me because they’re still eluding me right now despite seeming so easy.

Tonight, my dad and I rewatched the first three episodes of The Comedians with my mom, so she could catch-up with us. It’s about two comedians with very different comic sensibilities (Billy Crystal and Josh Gad) who are forced to work together by a studio to make a sketch comedy show (yes, another show about making a sketch comedy show, but it’s very different from 30 Rock or Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip).  It’s on FX and it’s very funny; I highly recommend it.

Now I shall try to get some sleep.







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I love all these updates! Even if they’re short and sweet and not what you want to be posting, I love reading about your progress. I hope you’re getting some restorative sleep!!

Comment by Corey 07.02.15 @ 10:34 pm

Being funny definitely makes it vastly different than Studio 60.

Comment by Paul Krueger 07.02.15 @ 10:41 pm

Thanks, Corey :D

Comment by Reid 07.02.15 @ 10:42 pm

Haha, very true Paul.

Comment by Reid 07.02.15 @ 10:43 pm

I hope that the little things you want to do become less of a source of frustration and more of a source of happiness soon. These updates serve as a reminder of all the things you have done and how hard you’ve been fighting.

Comment by Krista Harris 07.02.15 @ 11:53 pm

Blessings to you Reid. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. Hope you got some sleep last night!

Comment by Dani Newsum 07.03.15 @ 8:50 am

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