I think the rainbow I saw last night after our storm was my good sign for today. They tested my red hemoglobin cells and since last Thursday they increased from 7 to 9.1 so I did not need a blood transfusion today. Yay! I did get another 15 minute iron drip and will head back there on Thursday morning to get another iron drip and blood test just to be sure the number continues to climb in the right direction. I am beginning to feel a little stronger each day. Mom went back with me to the cancer center today where I took part in a class on how to put on make on my changing skin. They also demonstrated how to tie scarves and how you can make a scarf using a t-shirt that you can cut up. Interesting stuff and nice people.
This past Saturday was my 39th birthday. I couldn’t believe the amount of cards that arrived for me over this past week in the mail. Today alone I received another 14 cards. Thank you to everyone who sent me birthday wishes and kind words either thru Facebook, through the mail, or in person. On Saturday my sister’s family came to visit and so did some friends. One of my friend’s brought a party to me. Along with her kids they brought balloons, party hats, flowers and gifts. My uncle made a cd of music for Christmas in July in honor of Kim’s Crew for my birthday. The outside cover had a purple wreath on it. So many of you sent flowers, drew pictures, gave gifts, etc. It was an emotional day for me, especially since my energy levels were so low, and because I was so touched by continued support and love from all of you. Thank you so much!