Monday, May 24, 2010

Still need to wait.

Today's blood test result showed steady improvement and good recovery of my blood counts. However, the platelet count is still not high enough so I need to still wait before starting my next round of Chemo. The Dr. expects about 1 more week. So, I am trying to just relax and enjoy the time off.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Blood counts recovering.

Today's blood test results finally show some improvement. The white cell count increased from last week. The platelet count is the same as last week (which is much better than decreasing as they have been for the past 4 weeks). The Dr. said he would expect them to continue to recover enough this week to hopefully start my 6th round of Chemo next week. We'll test again next Monday and possibly be admitted to the hospital that same day for Chemo. During these past 4 weeks, I have been getting some excercise each day and eating lots so my weight is nearly back to normal again.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Still waiting.

I am still waiting for my blood counts to recover before I can start my next round of Chemo. I have felt fine for the past 2 weeks but my blood counts still remain low. I received blood transfusions about once per week and will get another tomorrow. The Dr. assures me that this is not uncommon for these later rounds in my treatment. However, it is a bit frusterating because I want to start my next round and finish my treatment but I have to wait - even though I feel fine.