I know I’ve made that same claim numerous times in the past, but for some reason, this time feels different.
For the third time this year I’ve been stricken with an upper respiratory infection, leaving me sidelined for the past several days. I am feeling [mostly] better now, but only because I relented, and started taking a cough suppressant. That’s something I’ve tried to avoid ever since my diagnosis, but this time I figured, why not? I already conceded to taking a baby aspirin and a statin drug everyday, due to a heart issue I may or may not have, so taking a cold medication didn’t seem much more a violation of that principle.
I’ve always tried to abstain from taking any medication [and vitamins and supplements] since my diagnosis, believing when the time does come to start treatment, the medications that I do take will be that much more effective. Not sure that is true, but it seems logical to me.
So while I’m not sure I do need treatment at this point, neither am I sure I don’t, nor am I sure waiting any longer is such a good idea. My blood counts aren’t getting any better, my spleen isn’t getting any smaller, and I’m sensing all the other problems I am having may have something to do with my MCL.
Again, I’m not sure that is the case, but neither have I been sure of much of anything anymore.