Here we are… day 10 from the start of the last consolidation, and I am very neutropenic again. Red blood cells and platelets are OK, and normal, but the WBC and neutrophils are low low low. Nancy says the lowest they’ve ever been. She said no big deal other than I have to be very careful with myself… the usual when I am neutropenic. The biggest thing is infection, making sure I take my temp a few times a day since that would be the only sign of infection. Nancy says this med, the chemo this time around, is new to me, so we really didn’t know how I would respond… and here it is. The other thing is that my numbers were just coming up when I went into the hospital this last time, so the fact that they went down so fast isn’t probably that unexpected (this is my and Karen’s guess, Nancy didn’t say this). Who really knows. I’m hoping they are down, and will spring back faster than last time. It took them a week or so to come up last time. This could be the bottom, but then maybe not. I don’t know how they could get any lower, but then I guess anything is possible. Let’s just hope the RBCs stay up, as do the platelets. No transfusions if I can help it. :-) And let’s hope the numbers come back fairly fast so I can get out and about again fairly soon.
Otherwise I am hanging at home, watching the US Open first round on TV, Karen is working and gathering stuff to get ready to pack tonight, and things are pretty normal around here.
Hope everyone is having a great day….