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Friday, October 13, 2017

My Columbus Day

I still think of October 12th as Columbus Day especially since it was my deceased husband's birthday. I may have said this here before and if I have forgive me. When Mel was born his parents couldn't agree on a name. I guess the doctor became aggravated and added his name as Columbus on the birth certificate. They did agree they didn't want his name to be Columbus. They had to go to the court house and have his name changed to Melvin. Well that was what I've always been told by his family. My day was spent going to the doctor for blood work and a visit with my doctor. My platelets are still stable in the 60,000's and other blood  reports were stable for which I am very thankful. The doctor thinks it is because of the Vadaza injections I had in the past and when and if I need more treatment he wants to use those again. Injections in threes for five days in the stomach or upper legs and then rest for three weeks and then go again. I had seven last time. Just thought someone may wonder. Thanks

9 comments:

Sharon Qualls said...

Can't imagine Columbus as a guy's name. Ha Ha. Sounds like a family joke.
Happy to hear your platelets are still in a passable range! I hate that you have to go through all that stuff.
Be well!
Hugs,
Sharon

Paula said...

Thank you Sharon, I appreciate your concern.

TARYTERRE said...

glad your blood reports are all stable. will keep you in my prayers. funny story about your Mel being a Columbus.

Jon said...

That's an interesting and unusual story. I've never heard of anyone with Columbus for a first name.

I'm so glad to hear that your blood reports are good.

Chatty Crone said...

Interesting about naming him Columbus!
I am glad your platelets are stable. I don't want you to have to have the shots.
I care about you girl!

jack69 said...

Funny that about Mel's name. I don't doubt some country Dr. getting testy and doing that.
SO glad the report is good. My prayers is they stay stable and you don't need any more 'shots'.

Love ya girl!

Lori said...

I'm glad your platelet numbers are still good. I hope you don't have to take those injections again, but if they work and if you need them again, then I'm glad there is something that works for you.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

The word "stable" for your blood count makes me smile big!! That's great.

My mother in law was born on Columbus Day....thankfully her parents had a name picked out for her before her arrival.

salemslot9 said...

my mother-in-law
goes by her middle name
I guess her father
put a different name
on her birth certificate
her mother didn't choose