Thursday, September 18, 2008

Neutropenia Strikes Again

Hi again!
As you may have guessed by the title of this post, I am neutropenic again! No fresh foods (including peaches and sushi, my two favorite foods), no germy areas, no crowded places... Basically, I get to sleep, do homework and hang out at home all day long.
Anyway, there's not a whole lot to update people on. I got two units of red blood cells transfused today and platelets on Monday. Tomorrow I go in to get blood drawn for labs. This will happen every Monday and Thursday until my counts are back up.
One last thing: my hair is growing back!! You can see a little color now. It's still got a ways to go, but right now I'm past the peach fuzz and on to the baby's hair phase. This is exciting! I'm still wearing hats and headscarves (and setting a new fad at Clark U) but soon I will be sporting a pixie cut. Hopefully by December when I see all you family members I will have a decent head of hair. I don't think there are many pictures of me without hair (thank god), but if, and only IF I have enough hair by Hanukkah, I will allow the family paparazzi to shoot all they want.
Much love,
Marika

P.S. Grandma, the website did help. Thank you!!

3 comments:

LittleRollins60 said...

coming from a cosmetologist's point of view...your hair is going to be sooo healthy when it grows back all the way.

-Aimee

terri said...

HI MARIKA,

HOW ARE YOU FEELING TODAY? OTHER THEN BEING BORED, HOW IS IT GOING, WHAT DOES THE DOCTOR SAY AND WHEN DO YOU THINK YOU WILL BE BACK IN SCHOOL.

JUST HANG IN THERE, BEFORE YOU KNOW IT YOU WILL BE ON YOUR WAY.

HOW ARE YOUR PARENTS AND WHERE IS GREGORY, HOPE HE IS O.K.

SO GIVE MY LOVE TO EVERYONE IN YOUR FAMILY, WHEN I SPEAK TO MY BROTHER IN PARAGUAY HE ALWAYS ASKS HOW YOU ARE AND IS ROOTING FOR YOU, THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO LOVE YOU AND WANT YOU TO GET WELL.

TAKE CARE,
LOVE
TERRI AND HENRY

terri said...

HI MARIKA,

HAD AN UPDATE FROM AUNT LAURIE. WE SURE HOPE THAT THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER FOR YOU.

A NEW YEAR IS STARTING FOR US I DO HOPE IT WILL BE SO MUCH BETTER FOR YOU, I WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY.

LETS SEE IF YOU CAN GO BACK TO SCHOOL SOON.

SO TAKE CARE, BE IN TOUCH AND HANG IN THERE.

HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

LOVE,
TERRI AND HENRY