“I’m crazy, crazy for feeling so blue…”
I started writing this post after my doctor’s appointment on Monday, and the tagline was meant to be a joke because Dr. B didn’t want to see me again for another 4-6 months, i.e., he rejected me in favor of more interesting patients, ha ha. My counts are looking excellent.
March 19, 2012:
WBC: 6200 (norm 3000.-11200.)
Granulocytes (~ANC): 3000 (norm 1400.-9000.)
Platelets: 332 (norm 130-382)
RBC: 4.24 (norm 3.90-4.90)
HGB (hemoglobin): 14.5 (norm 11.5-14.3)
HCT (hematocrit): 43.1 (norm 34.2-42.2)
Alkaline phosphatase, S: 157 (norm 25-150)
AST: 30 (normal 0-40)
ALT: 31 (normal 0-40)
Ferritin: 605 (normal 12-150)
The truth is I have been feeling a bit blue and curmudgeonly this week with an especially low tolerance for [melo]drama. I guess it’s a good thing I don’t watch soaps. I’ve also been cranky about everyone’s excitement over our early spring. Am I the only one who likes winter and snow and am thus very disappointed that we had only a dusting this year? Even as a child, I never liked summer. We haven’t had any rain in awhile either. I like the peacefulness of dark, rainy days. Speaking of darkness, and while I’m on a rant anyway, I hate daylight saving time, too. Why must we muck with the time? The number of hours of daylight doesn’t change when the time is shifted in either direction! It’s supposed to be light in the morning and dark at night. You can imagine how well I fared with Alaskan summers, lol. My post transplant sensitivity to light has underscored the fact that I am a night person through and through. Okay, enough complaining, at least for now. I’m sure it’s a sign that I’m cured when I’m annoyed by minutia!
And now for some good things, besides the great check-up, that happened this week: I got the new iPad, and it’s lovely – faster, sharper, and brighter than the old. The preorder came with free engraving. I chose:
High Hopes, 11/30/2010
Mausi is Michael’s nickname for me, High Hopes is a musical tagline, and 11/30/2010 is the date of my rebirthday.
This week, we also had a nice family get together at my sister’s for my grandniece’s 21st birthday. She has a new baby, so five generations were there! I guess that makes me a great great aunt (but we knew that already :-)).
Sunday, we’re returning to The Dupont, this time with our friends, Chris and Lynn, for brunch and a production of Lord of the Dance. It will be our final show there for the season. We didn’t get tickets for next season because there wasn’t much we were interested in seeing. Maybe we’ll find something good in Baltimore instead.
Day +461 Taglines:
Shot in the Arm, Wilco (no one IDed)
Big Shot, Billy Joel (no one IDed)