Carol is in hospital

Dear readers of American Bedu, Carol has been taken to the hospital over the weekend due to low white and red blood cell counts.
She has been very ill but remains optimistic and we hope she will be able to go home very soon now.  We also hope she will be able to start her next chemo which is very important. Meanwhile Carol has no internet.
I am sure Carol would appreciate it if everybody keeps discussing and behaving well.
As per usual   😉

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30 Responses

  1. Get well soon, Carol. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Hope you feel much better soon! Praying for you!

  3. get well soon carol, im praying for your fast recovery.

  4. Carol, feel better soon- I hope they are taking good care of you.

  5. Feel better soon, Carol! You’re in our prayers.

  6. Praying for you
    Get well soon

  7. May God grant you strength to recover and be able to resume your treatment. God blss.

  8. Carol my thoughts and prayers with you always…speedy recovery.

  9. Carol…stay strong and keep fighting. Lots of people all over the world are sending you positive thoughts and energy for a speedy recovery.

  10. Oh heck! Not good. Get better soon. We need you.

  11. Carol, hang in tighly! I pray for a speedy recovery! I hope you are getting the world of ‘tending loving care’ at the hopsital!!!!

  12. I hope you get well soon Carol.

  13. Carol, we are all sending very strong ‘get well’ vibes to you!

  14. get well Carol, my prayers and thoughts are with you.

  15. Wishing you a speedy recovery. You are in my thoughts and prayers. All the best Carol 🙂

  16. Wishing you a speedy recovery and that those pesky cells will start to behave as good blood cells have.
    All the best

  17. While I used to be a constant visitor, I have been lax this last year. Still, if you’re reading this Carol you are (as always) in my prayers.

  18. Je vous souhaite un bon rétablissement et qu’Allah soit avez vous pendant cette période difficile.

  19. Hope you are better soon.

  20. I hope so much that you are not in too much pain. I pray for your doctors as well as you. Cancer is such a horrible disease. Peace to you and those around you.

  21. Healing, peace, and strength to you!

  22. Get well soon Carol!!!
    You are in my thoughts and prayers, hoping all goes well and they let you out soon.

  23. Carol, I visit often and greatly enjoy reading but rarely have any thing to say, but you are in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

  24. Carol, please come back strong and healthy ….
    Sending you prayers and well wishes.

  25. Thoughts and prayers….hope you make a full and speedy recovery

  26. My thoughts are with her.

  27. First off I wish you well with your fight against Cancer. I am a 15 year survivor of breast cancer . I may have an opportunity to teach in the Kingdom but I need Herceptin every three weeks is it available there? Would you let me know it will influence my decision. Again I wish you well and once the white cells come back you will feel so much better. Did they give you drugs to build the cells up?

  28. Dear Dolores,

    Herceptin (and Avastin) are available in the Kingdom. I know both are administered at King Faisal Cancer Centre but it is for Saudi’s only. You may want to investigate Kingdom Hospital (assuming you would be in Riyadh) which is a private hospital. Dr. Osama Malik, a well known oncologist, has a clinic/office at Kingdom.

    Where will you be working? Does your employer provide insurance? I think it is important for you to get connected with a physician prior to your departure to ensure no delays with your treatment.

    In answer to your question, yes; I routinely receive lukine (sp?) shots to help boosts white counts and prokrit for the red cells as necessary.

    Please do let me know if I can be of further assistance.

  29. Thank you for your response. I hope you are still doing well. I do not know th name of the school in Riyadh I answered an ad on the Teachers-Teachers.com web site. I believe an agency was being used for the teacher search. They called me for a first interview over the phone told me that I woudl be getting a second interview . The company that called me and posted the ad was:
    AmericanCharterEducationServices@yahoo.com. As of yet I have not heard from them. Again I wish you all the best with your health. and thank you once again for your offer of assistance.

  30. Thanks, Dolores. Do not be shy or hesitant to follow up with the recruiting agency.

    I’m doing okay although the past two weeks were a real roller coaster ride. I see my oncologist tomorrow and will find out then if my blood counts are high enough for me to resume chemo treatment. If so, I’ll be back in chemo on Wed.

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