Neutropenic No More!

Yay!  Just got the results back from today’s blood work.  I am no longer neutropenic.  Which means we are going out tonight.  Costco, Sleep Country to order our new mattress, and probably out to dinner.  Or at least to get dinner to go!  I have two days of freedom… Nancy said we are a go for 8:00 am on Saturday at the hospital.  I have a check up tomorrow with Dr. Bigler at his office at Interstate, and then it’s on to the next thing.  The doc will check me out, including my sad and pitiful left arm… only right arm IV’s for this girl this time around.

I’m just so happy to be able to go out amongst the people.  Woo Hoo!!

On another, but important note, happy 4th anniversary Mom and Don!  You guys rock!  Hope you are having an excellent anniversary day and that your evening is spectacular.  Love you guys!

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3 thoughts on “Neutropenic No More!

  1. I am so glad to read that you are no longer netropenic. I have to start my second round of chemo next week for APL. I have been a little worried about my WBC dropping as it went down to .1 when I was in the hospital initially. My doctor says it won’t go down that far again and I am praying that it won’t. I am having my idarubicin outpatient which makes me happy. Hope you continue to do well.

  2. My WBC went down to 1.3 this time and my neutrophils down to 510. My RBCs went down as well, but stayed high enough that I didn’t have to get a transfusion, which I was happy about. My platelets stayed high enough as well that I didn’t have to get any. I made it through this time without too much nausea. Was only a bit queasy for two or three days. I never got a fever and stayed infection free. I was pretty much housebound and very careful during the neutropenic phase, but I figure it’s better to be safe. I go in for my second of the three consolidation rounds this coming saturday. It’s a different chemo drug this time… I believe it’s called Mitoxantrone and I’ll get it for five days. My doc says it’s very similar to idarubicin. Then, for my last round, which will be in September, I will have the idarubicin again, only at the original dose and for two days. I hope your round goes well. I didn’t get as sick and my numbers didn’t go as low, so I’m hoping the same for you. Stay in touch and let me know how it goes.

  3. Had my first dose of idarubicin today. I had a medi-port put in last week and while it was rather sore for the first few days, it is much, much better than an IV. When I was in the hospital I had a picc line, but it became infected, then I had about 20 different IV’s, so I feel for you with the IV troubles. With the mediport, there is just one stick and the needle is in. When I was ready to leave, they pulled it out and you can’t even tell where I was stuck. I have to get the same chemo you are getting now next month. I read the side effects and it said you can turn blue! Just what I always wanted… lol Hang in there, I read your account to see what I have to look forward to…

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