Monday, June 30, 2008


I don’t go to the infusion center this week. Guess why? My liver is five times toxic. (Just barely, by one test; the other numbers weren’t quite so high). So now I’m in the process of figuring out what I can take for lethargy and queasiness, while my liver comes back to itself. My doctor’s supposedly calling back, this afternoon.

And I'm soon to take yet another nap.

"Five Times Toxic" sounds like a really bad garage band. Hmmm.

...and my oncologist here never did call me. I finally e-mailed her, along with my regular GP in Oakland (whom I really like a lot). I'll keep everybody posted.


Joan Calvin said...

You are in my prayers. I'm off for my nap, too.

Jane R said...

Great name for a bad garage band, LOL, you are right! What does "five times toxic" mean? Five times more toxic than it should be or five times in a row or what?

Never mind, it is probably tiring to answer that question. Continuing prayers and wishes for healing on all planes.

Kirstin said...

The number that shouldn't exceed 36 does, by five times (plus two). It's some liver enzyme or another.

Thanks for your prayers!

it's margaret said...

SWhhoooo! Ouch! (Yes, this happened to me in chemo too.) Take the reprieve and run with it dear!

You continue in my prayers. --and you got a bunch of little ol' ladies praying for you from this neck of the woods.

many blessings, --margaret

Mimi said...

I'm grooving to the idea of a band called "Five Times Toxic" as well :)

Lord have Mercy, Lord have Mercy, Lord have Mercy.

Grandmère Mimi said...

To think a toxic liver is good news! Oh, Kirstin! Prayers continue, love.