Happy birthday to me. Thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes. I am still tired. I received 2 units of blood yesterday and a new antiviral drug to help fight CMV. CMV is a virus that everyone is exposed to and normally the immune system can fight it off. In my weakened state, they don’t want CMV to do its thing, so I am getting the medicine for it. It requires me to carry around a really gay little pump and be hooked up to the medicine all the time. I will have this pump for a while.
Today I just got my usual dose of fluids and electrolytes. I also finished The Seige of Mecca. I wrote a review of it and placed it under REVIEWS. I will start Nixon and Mao about Nixon’s trip to China tomorrow. I decided I needed to get away from war and Islamic militancy for a bit. I am also excited to start learning about Kissinger. I also watched Young Frankenstein. It was very funny. For my birthday dinner Mom ordered pizza and got a yummy slice of lemon cake. Admittedly, this isn’t the greatest way to spend a birthday, but it’s worth it. I’ll have an awesome one next year. Stay tuned for another update soon.