Chemo….or NOT

Posted Mar 30, 2015 1:07pm

Ugh. I haven’t written in awhile because I’m afraid I would be a Debbie Downer. I really haven’t felt great since my last chemo treatment. Normally I feel run-down and kind of crummy during the first week of a chemo cycle, but the second week I typically feel much better. Well, Tuesday of this past week I was still feeling really tired, had constant nosebleeds, horrible pain in my shoulder again, and even mouth sores this time around. It was not fun. So, I called my doc and they had me go get blood work done – my levels were all low, including my platelets (hence the nosebleeds) and my hemogoblins (the fatigue). But everything they suggested I do to help, I had already been doing. So, I made it through the rest of the week, got out of the house most days, and even worked again on Friday. But Saturday I woke up with a low-grade fever and had one pretty much all day. By early Sunday morning it was up to 102.1, so I ended up in the ER. They ran blood work and gave me an antibiotic and fluids; but, no signs of infection. Home I went.

So, chemo today. But not. When I got to the hospital, they paged my doc to make sure I was going to continue treatment, but she decided to delay it until next week. Disappointment ensued. It is so messed up; at this point, I get myself worked up to go to chemo, because I hate it. It makes me feel shitty. But then they tell me I can’t have the chemo, and I get upset again. Figure it out, Maria.

I hope this week gives me the opportunity to feel better and get all my blood counts straightened out. Because I just want to be DONE D-O-N-E with the chemo.

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