Dear Logbook, eleventh day of the fourth and last trip.
Today the day has dawned with rains, which it seems that will stop during few hours before noon. My night… My diary, I had two hours awake until I have felt down asleep again. Totally I will have slept about five and a half hours, I don’t think more. But this is something that it is not new for me in the second week of each trip, when the prednisone is accumulating more and more in my body. But, this doesn’t cause me stress, is something that only takes few days till I don’t take more and my body used to not have it inside.
In a little while, when the little sailors have finished their breakfast and taking advantage that Marta is at home for few days on vacation, we will go to walk after the land crew has taken the precious red liquid.
In line with the extraction of blood. Will we save this week again the need to receive a transfusion? I have been in that very low anemia barrier for several weeks now. Everything I read from people in Sweden who have received the type of chemotherapy BEACOPP has needed transfusions, so as the Captain told me on September 4th, it is normal. To alleviate the drop in Hemoglobin a bit due to the potions received on the ship, I am trying to focus and influence a lot that almost all the food is rich in iron and vitamin C. For example, I usually drink a Kale smoothie , pineapple, banana and orange. Try to eat iron-rich meats (beef tenderloin, beef liver); Spinach stews with beans and black pudding. From here, thank Adela and Pura for sending them to me from Spain. Wholemeal flour with the bread I make at home, which is composed of whole wheat flour with quinoa flour. Take chia with the breakfast bowl along with rich whole grains. Well, never in my life had I worried so much about the components of food.
On the other hand, in relation to my pain due to injections, at the time I write these lines I have taken another Oxycodone tablet to try to alleviate some discomfort in the pelvis. I take these pills for a while before I inject the G-CSF. But, like what I will tell you about people’s experiences in Sweden, many people comment the same. At the moment that the injections begin to make the bone marrow to generate leukocytes, neutrophils, etc. The body notices it with pain. Blessed pills that allow me not to have to call, for the moment, the special carriage to take me to the emergency KS boat.
Once the ground crew leaves, we will probably go for a little walk and then eat, and do more things until it is time to pick up the little sailor Gadea and spend the rest of the day as usual. Yes, it must be said that at least I have been studying foreign languages for several days, so the day passes faster. Also, I continue modeling and “playing” with the 3D printer, with which I hope to say shortly that I have helped to print a hand prosthesis for people with disabilities. I am in a group of people who collaborate through https://ayudame3d.org/ I encourage you to enter their website and donate something. I think what they do is wonderful. And I hope to receive the email shortly with the measures to be able to make one for someone.
And my dear Diary tomorrow more.