Dear Logbook, twelfth day of the second trip.
Yesterday we finished as always, nothing new. The results of the blood sample reflects, that the defenses (leukocytes) are rising slightly, always far from that desired minimum value. But it is thanks to the much loved/hated G-CSF (Growth Stem-cell Factor) injection. I tell you ‘loved’, because it helps in these trips in which the liquids received attack the defenses. But I say ‘hated’, because it has taken me a second time on this expedition to the KS Emergency Department.
Tonight at about 1:00 AM I started with chest and pelvis pains, which were going to more, until I had to call the carriage with ground crew to analyze and alleviate acute pains in the area of the pelvis and something in the thorax. The pain was such, in my life I had it the same, that with morphine it has been partially mitigated.
Once in KS boat, they have taken me, again, that precious red liquid and make me an electrocardiogram. All that has reflected in less than thirty minutes, that the body is ok. The slightly ever (below 38), I have is associated with neutropenia (absence of neutrophils). But on that side all normal. After the emergency crew of the KS has contacted the hematology specialists, more or less, they agree that on trips to the high seas where I receive the liquids there are no possible side effects related to my pains. But due to the application of the G-CSF yes. With what other potions have given me, Oxycodone. It’s been an hour since I took it, it had barely helped. I have been told that I can take more with a limit.
And they have offered me two alternatives, the one desired by everyone, to go home. Or if I felt insecure if I kept repeating tonight to “live” on the ship where they could give me morphine or follow up. We have chosen to go home and if necessary, call the crew carriage again and return to the ship, my dear KS. After that, turn to go to the KS pharmacy, get those potions and take the carriage to go home.
And once home turn to feed the body with delicious food, rest a little and then do pending things.
Today dear diary, I think I will not go for a walk, or if I do something short, to clear the mind.
And my Dear Diary, tomorrow more, this continues with the planned course.