Hooray! My white blood cell count is UP and has returned to the normal range! I’m still tired but so much better and I can restart treatment tonight. Am so, so happy!
(It feels so selfish to share this silly little bit of news with you, but if I can’t share the good news, then this blog would be a really sad space, wouldn’t it? And I do NOT want that!)
On another topic, I haven’t let this recent setback keep me from working on goals over at Women in Planetary Science — did you see the latest planetary science press release touting the “man made” hole in a comet? Sigh. Here’s the letter I wrote to NASA explaining why gender-neutral language matters. Thanks to bon, Veronica, and other feminist friends (and new friends) for helping to explain the situation on an earlier post, when I was taken to task by strangers who said, in effect, that words don’t matter, and it’s just fine to call us all men.