My arm hurts; good sign?
Thursday December 20th 2007, 3:15 am
Filed under: Leukemia

Having trouble sleeping because my arm hurts. It’s the first day since I was diagnosed that it’s really bothered me. I guess I’ve had weightier things on my mind. Maybe it’s a testament to feeling a bit better overall?

Still in the hospital, probably until at least Friday. Not sure. Just given some morphine, hoping it will help me sleep.

These steroids are still battling it out with my pancreas.

Love all the cancer doctors and nurses here, can’t imagine being anywhere else. They have such confidence, move forward with such plans. Very comforting. I’m at Children’s Hospital, which may seem sort of strange, but for Leukemia, the youth-oriented treatment works better for young adults in their 20s. And, honestly, I can’t complain about being coddled. I can’t imagine a better team of oncologists (both doctors and nurses).

Endocrinology (getting insulin adjusted, etc) is more frustrating. I think for everyone.

Lost over 20 pounds in water before being re-admitted.

Friends coming back into town for the holidays: I want to see you, I appreciate that you want to see me. I don’t know anything beyond that right now. Don’t stop calling just because you don’t hear back; your support means so much.

Messages coming in from friends of my family that I don’t know, people who have seen my videos on the Internet, people I competed with in speech in high school, people I don’t even know, etc: overwhelming. I can’t thank you enough.

Going to try to sleep now.

Much Love.

–Reid.


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I hope the Child’s Play fund has been treating you well.

Comment by Tucker 12.21.07 @ 9:32 am



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