A Mother and her Two Daughters

30 April 2010

UPDATE - The Perils of Side Effects

Isn’t it amazing how dear friends and good music can put a big smile on your heart.  Last night my lovely colleague Jim – a.k.a. Buck – invited me for a pickin’ and grinin’ session in the "garage" (clarification:  a very fancy one in the Heights complete with carpet, a kitchen and central air) of his longtime rock ‘n roll partner Dent.  And what a fun music session it was.   Three incredibly talented guitar players entertaining us with favorite tunes from some of the best music legends of bygone eras.  It was grand fun for us girl, which also included Caroline and Charlotte. 

I’m keeping that music in my heart today as this morning I woke up at 4 a.m. again plagued with mouth sores.  I guess they call them sores for a reason - OUCH!  I’m at home waiting on a call from the UAMS oncology clinic.  Last time this happened I ended up in the ER, was terribly neutropenic and only two days away from a 48-hour hospital stay.  I’m hoping that this won’t be the case today.  I’ll keep you posted.  

Mouth sores not good, white blood count low, probably a little on the dehydrated side.  But the doctors at UAMS are amazing.  I'm back on another drug that should help take care of all this, along with orders from the doc to stay home, get plenty of rest, drink lots of water.  I'm already feeling better.  


  1. Did your doc prescribe a liquid Nystatin suspension for that? In the meantime, you can sip on Mylanta or Milk of Magnesia.

  2. Sending you good vibes, hugs, and prayers. As I recall, a little prescription mouthwash stuff can do wonders, like some others have posted about.

  3. Wonder if that's the Dent who was at Hendrix when I was there.

  4. I hope by now that your mouth is feeling better. I visited with your grandmother today, and she said (many times) to tell you hi and that she is thinking about you.


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