Musings of a chronic bibliophile with an overachieving immune system.
My Chronic Library is a personal blog detailing my life and learnings of living with MS, undergoing HSCT, books, recipes and lessons for the chronically ill and impossibly curious.
I’m an overthinker by nature. There is a huge difference between planning and preparation and being in the thick of it. I’m in it. I’m living it. It’s my reality.
Wednesday was a hard day, and I was just an observer and a pack mule. My perspective is one of friend, caregiver and all-around sassy, judgement-filled short person.
Yesterday I started my day with labs and an appointment with my oncologist before heading to a different location for the insertion of my chest catheter in preparation for HSCT.
I’ve spent the weeks leading up to my stem cell transplant harvest prepping my freezer. My increased fatigue and decreased mobility and stability force me to be selective what I cook and when.
Research is important to further our understanding and treatment of disease, but this scan was brutal. Would I do it again for research? Yes. Was it “well tolerated” as they say in medicine? Decidedly no.
Get yourself a friend who knows you, cares about you AND brings coffee and books on a Saturday morning. Here’s a recap of my latest picks.
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