My day started off this morning at 6:00 am ET, which you can tell I wasn't too happy with. However, it had to happen. Brook and I went to the Moffitt Cancer Center and arrived in the Bone Marrow Transplant clinic. Let's see what my blood results are for today? Crappy. Crappy Crappy & Crappier. So my physician ordered 8 units of platelets to bring my counts up from 11k to 96k. The reason for all this you may ask? Teeth. I have several teeth that have been damaged by different medications, my long lasting anemia, and from erosion from my more frequent bouts of trying to set some sort of record for most vomitous person of the year.
Today I'm getting three teeth pulled, with more to come on Friday. Why you may ask? Because in order to be completely safe and ensure that no infections could enter my blood stream through cracked or badly eroded teeth, any tooth that looks like it might cause problems must be pulled to reduce my risk of infection during my BMT. There's no other ways around it. If I got a tooth infection while my immune system was destroyed, I would die in a matter of hours. It's just not worth the risk.
After my dental appointment, I didn't want to do anything but sleep, so that's what I am doing. Goodnight!