Tuesday, June 5, 2007
I enjoy unnecessary risks. Sometimes.
For instance: I had a Quizno's sub for dinner. Given my current state of cells, this technically is a no-no. But it was delicious, and I'm pretty sure there was no food poisoning or bacteria clinging to the little chicken pieces. And, erring on the side of caution, there has been a slight change of my plans. I am now waiting to be transfered back to the University of Chicago. There are a few reasons I'm waiting for a transfer. Mostly, it's just that I would feel more comfortable at a hospital where the nurses are used to dealing with patients with leukemia. This hospital is great, but it's a great, suburban hospital. It's completely different from U of C, which is a teaching hospital where cancers like leukemia are routinely studied and treated. I mean, the treatment plan that I am on was developed by researchers at the University. So I'm waiting for a bed at U of C. The most exciting part is that I will be transported there by hospital means. I don't think I'll get the helicopter (tear), but I'm thinking an ambulance is in the works. We'll see what happens with that; I'll be sure to include all the details of my move. That's about it for me today. I am still getting a powerful antibiotic every six hours, and my blood cultures have all been negative. Apparently sometimes the doctors never find the source of an infection, and it just passes. I'm hoping that's what happens with me. I guess I'll head to bed now, see how the sleep thing goes tonight. Have a happy hump day! Peace.