Back in the hospital for round 2 of this cycle of R-ICE chemotherapy. Had to have a blood transfusion: two units of O+. I expected to have another allergic reaction, as I have for both platelet transfusions I’ve received so far, but the pre-transfusion meds of Benadryl, Tylenol, and hydrocortisone seem to be doing the trick. No allergic reaction. *crosses fingers*
Huge thank yous and big virtual hug to everyone who’s asked if they could directly donate blood to me. I’m O+, which means I can only receive O+ or O- blood products, but more than that, I’m a transplant patient with a really messed up immune system. There’s extra persnickety screening and matching requirements for anything I receive, making it terribly unlikely I’ll be able to use folks’ directly donated blood products, plus everything I receive needs to be irradiated, which is done off-site.
So between the time constraints and the persnicketyness of my blood product requirements, I can’t really accept offers of direct blood donations. However, I really do encourage everyone to donate to the general pool if you can. It’s because of awesome folks like you that I can get all the various blood transfusions I’m having to receive. *HUGE hugs*
Take good care.
And I’m O+ so I might drop by a blood donor clinic today. Maybe bring my older son…I know he’s due to donate again.
Hooray for small blessings. No allergy reaction. May the rest of the process go as smoothly.
Hang in there!
We’re rooting for you.
This is probably a weird way to think about it, but I feel really comforted by the fact that your body knows what it wants. That’s how I try to interpret my own body’s persnicketiness and it helps me–YMMV, haha. *_* But I am sending all my warrior strength to your body; I really believe in you and the way you are handling this!
Yes hope things continue to go smoothly. Wonderful news that you didn’t have an allergic reaction 🙂
Hang in there.
hang in there dear lady.