February 6, 2021
Both Linsy and Marlon were doing just fine today. It has been a full 3 weeks since Marlon had had any extra chemo. Nice to have the extra break.
Since it is so cold, we didn't spend a huge amount of time outside but several shorter bursts of cold, fresh air. We goof around and test each other's strength. It is a good way for Marlon to get stronger and he is.
Based on feedback, I would guess that the biggest problem for Linsy yesterday was not drinking enough water beforehand. They recommend two cups of water before giving blood. She is more of a 'sipper' rather than a guzzler. I am also curious about her iron levels. That may be a factor as well. She said she hopes her blood is helpful for someone else. It sure would be a shame to go through that and find out there was a problem. A card will be sent in the mail with her blood type on it.