December 31, 2021 - Happy New Year!
I am happy and very thankful to report that I had a generally mild case of Covid. As I mentioned, I received the monoclonal treatment on Friday, December 17th. I do believe it helped. My symptoms continued to improve. On Thursday morning, December 23rd, I had a negative Covid test! So all in all, I was in quarantine for 7 days.
The best outcome was that my brother and niece, Rick and Meghan, were able to come for Christmas! That was the best Christmas present.
I’m sure it’s of no surprise, but Mason had a wonderful Christmas. We all did.
Because I tested positive for Covid on the 17th, the Mayo Clinic put a ban on my chart for 20 days. Thankfully I had just had my chemo injection, so it only pushes me back 2 days with my next treatment. So instead of next Wednesday, I will have my usual Mayo visit on Friday.
January will also bring my follow-up appointment with the hematologist regarding my blood clot. There are days we think it it getting better, but then if I spend too much time standing, my leg swells up like a balloon. Naturally resolving a blood clot is a slooowww process. I keep reminding myself the doctors said 3-6 months is the norm.
My Pet scan is the next big one for me. It will be scheduled the end of January or early February. These scans are routine. I’m getting used to hearing good news, so we all pray that it continues. You know me, I love a winning streak!
This is short and sweet. I wanted to give my Covid update, as promised. I hope everyone has a safe and prosperous New Year! Oh, any my Southern self can’t help it - make sure you eat your black-eyed peas and greens on Saturday! We all could use good luck in 2022!