(I just got cancer) Started Cycle Three Of Chemotherapy
Yesterday I started cycle three of chemotherapy. I am so happy that my white blood cells and red blood cells are on the low side of normal now. I am still a bit anemic, but my hemoglobin increased form 8.0 to 12.5 which is really good. The last 2 pints of blood helped quite a bit. I am now going to have a week off in between each cycle as I need to take the neulasta after each cycle. This is the drug that helps the body to make white blood cells.
My chemotherapy session including my visit with my nurse practitioner took 6 hours. I was so exhausted when I got home that I had to go to bed. Today, I have been very flush and have had a severe headache. It is a little better tonight. I have been drinking a lot of water and Gatorade. I also have been taking Tylenol and using cold compresses. I always have a hard week when I have my two chemotherapy drugs, Taxol and Carbopentin. I also get dexsamethasone which is a steroid with my chemotherapy and that makes it harder to sleep and I run warmer. Everyone can get different reactions. Most importantly I m not in any abdominal pain. I have overall body aches from the Taxol, but that is much more tolerable than the abdominal pain.
I have been pushing the protein like my nurse suggested. I even added a protein shake and greek yogurt as my snacks today. I was able to each mushroom ravioli tonight with a white alfredo sauce and that was very good.
It was actually cold today where I live which was great since I was so hot all day. At least not feverish, just flush and red. My energy is low today. I am hoping to feel better tomorrow.
Have a great weekend everyone!
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