Okay, this part of the conversation is going to make more sense to people like Sarah, Ruby, Heather and Greg (my fellow Hodgkinites). We talked about a port, but my side effects are neuropathy from the vinblastine and if I had a port, they might still happen. Decision this time--no port yet. And the neuropathy is painful but not serious and will most likely disappear when treatment is done.
And for all of you who have hovered near your computers waiting to hear my count*--TA DA! It was 2.4. Up from 1.36 last time. 1.5 is minimum for treatment and I am now smooth sailing and will not fall over in the presence of a germ.
*Remember, I said illness makes me a trifle self-absorbed.
I'm done and off to sleep.