As you all knew at the start (well you could have all sat there and worked it out), Mike's day +12 has turned out to be the festival of Epiphany, day twelve of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Traditionally it is said to be the day that the three Kings presented their gifts to the baby Jesus. So what present did Mike receive? His hair falling out! There is still plenty clinging bravely on, but with every move a couple more fall softly onto the bed.
Mike also had a bit of a surprise when he discovered that Sharon, a member of the MM under 50 club is in the women's bay next door. Sharon had an auto transplant last February and at the age of 40 had hoped for "at least 10 years." Unfortunately she had some pain at the start of December and they found a plasmacytoma on her sacrum which she had biopsied. On Tuesday she decided she could take the pain no longer and so at her appointment yesterday they decided she should be admitted to start on the dreaded dex and radiotherapy. Mike tried to visit but the sister said male patients are not allowed in female bays even though he WAS wearing his slippers..... get her!
Yesterday's counts were as follows:
PS. I forgot to mention that Mike has folliculitis!
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