This past Friday's blood test showed my blood counts recovering slower than in the past (which explains why I haven't felt any better this week than the previous). The Dr. said this is common for later rounds and not to worry about it. So, I went in for blood transfusions both Friday and Saturday. I feel much better now. I'll have more blood tests the next few days to see when my counts start recovering.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
On Tuesday my blood counts suddenly dropped very low. I have felt pretty bad ever since with some painful side effects from the Chemo. However, the good news is I have not gotten sick and my count should start back up within a few days. I had a 6 hour of blood transfusion yesterday and felt better after that. I really needed the red blood as I could barely walk without nearly fainting. It's amazing how quickly that feeling changes after receiving blood.
Posted by Eric Dover at 6:27 PM
Monday, April 12, 2010
Blood tests today show my red and white blood counts are still a bit high and that is why am feeling pretty good now. They will be going down very low any day now but it's good that they are holding high for a while as this reduces the number of days that I will be so vulnerable to infection (which reduces the risk of getting sick also). Next tests will be on Wednesday and I expect I may need a Platelet transfusion by then.
Posted by Eric Dover at 9:07 PM
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
The Dr. said the results look good. They show only 0.01 - 0.02 abnormal cells (very, very mininal cancer remaining). He expects this the get cleared up to 0.00 during this round and next round. In fact, he spoke with pathologist who told him that he almost called it 0.00 this time since it was such a very small trace amount, but he concluded it would safer to show this small trace amount. We'll do another bone marrow test after next round to confirm. I in the hosptial for Chemo on day 3 of 5 currently and feel ok. I go home on Friday.
Posted by Eric Dover at 11:48 AM
Saturday, April 3, 2010
I had the bone marrow biopsy procedure done a few days ago on Wednesday. It was with conscious sedation, but I was still awake enough to feel and remember most of it. It was a bit painful and there is still some pain, but really not too bad. Results will be in next week. I also still am starting round 5 of Chemo on Monday. I am feeling pretty good now. We went out and had a nice dinner last night at the Old Spaghetti Factory. Tyler had a blast - he loves going there.
Posted by Eric Dover at 12:54 PM