Well the last 2 days have been rather busy. Yesterday I needed blood for the first time in addition to my usual fluids. I was feeling really tired, more tired than usual due to the low blood counts. So I got my blood and felt alot better afterwards. When you get blood you can taste it. The whole time it tasted like a nosebleed. I drank alot of ginger ale. I spent the rest of the day hanging out with Fipp and watching football. I watched Texas play and I also watched LSU play. I was not pleased with how Texas played. They did not look like the #2 team in the nation. The final score is not an accurate reflection of the game. I was pleased with how LSU performed. They were able to hold Florida to 10 points and looked alot better than their #4 ranking would suggest.
Today I also needed blood and platelets. I got the blood and platelets and I feel much more energetic. I also finished The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam. It was an excellent look at the first year of the Korean war. I enjoyed it tremendously. I also started The Siege of Mecca by Yaraslav Trofimov. It is fantastic so far. It reads more like a political thriller than a piece of narrative journalism. I’m not saying I don’t like long form or narrative journalism. I love it, but I enjoy it more when it is very readable. I am currently watching the Patriots play the Broncos. It is a good game, but Mom is rooting for Denver, which is sort of annoying since she is from Maine.
On a better note my counts should start to come up this week. Looking forward to that.