Saturday, March 17, 2012

A Fearful Symmetry

Apparently I prefer my life events to be symmetrical, for my last round of chemo ended the way my first did--with a trip to the E.R.

Monday I was running a fever, which sounds an alarm because if you're neutropenic you can get very sick very fast. So off we went. Three blood draws, a urine test, a chest X-Ray and several geologic eras later they hadn't found much of anything wrong with me and they sent me home.

When we left the hospital at 1 a.m., it was snowing.


  1. Yes, there is something to be said for symmetry, but I am not sure that that is one of them. So you're okay? Still have a fever? And snow in Portland?

    I have had all my windows open for over a week. This would be the most gorgeous kind of summer weather, 60s at night and low 80s during the day. All the trees and plants are six weeks early, which is just fine, if we don't get blasted, but if we get even a single day of normal March weather (not in the forecast), that's it. No fruit this year.

    Take care.


  2. I will try not to get too metaphysical here...but snowing could definitely repesent a cleansing...renewal...sorry - I had to go there...