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Cancellations and Health

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Well, I intended to Blog a long time ago. But, it just didn't happen. On the 12th my chemo got cancelled as my white cell was too low. I did get it on Monday the 19th. My White Cell was still low but, the doctor said that he would lower acceptable counts to 1,000. He upped my shots to five times after chemo. instead of three. He said he could continue to increase them if that is what it takes but, let's hope that five is the magic number. I did find out last week that 10 minutes of stairs is still too much for me so I am aiming for 6 minutes instead of five now. I will continue increasing gradually. Maybe, a minute of stairs a week. I am also increasing and including other exercises. I did learn that when my mouth sores are present after chemo. it is like that all the way down to the other end. So nutrition is a must, must. I did bake ahead and made progress on de-cluttering. I wanted to get my living room completely finished but that changed. I had kids home enjoyed time with them. Also, my lovely mother bought me the table that I have been saving for two years. I have a nook area instead of a true dining room and a round table was always being scooted different ways so that we could get past it. I have it and it fits perfectly and looks so nice. Also, she surprised me by doing my dishes for me after I went to bed last night. She came back after she sent me to bed. She has been coming to visit me while DH is in class. I have been enjoying her visits and getting to know my family better. Cancer outcome still looks like it can be cured and it slowed me down to realize who and what is important. I am enjoying more out of life now.
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ANTEEKER 2/5/2009 9:37AM

    Hi, How are you doing! Hope you can bring up you white counts, I was lucky mine stayed above the bad line, but my red counts kept going down.

Take care and keep us posted how you are doing.

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TAMI1691 1/22/2009 1:54AM

    That is great that your mother is there to support you and your family. emoticon

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