(I just got cancer) Started Cycle Five of Chemotherapy
Today I started cycle five of chemotherapy. I had my blood panel and tumor markers drawn today. When I start each cycle of chemotherapy my doctor draws a tumor marker to check my progress. Last time it was at 10. This is good as normal is under 30. I am keeping positive that it will be low again. In fact, since I started cycle five of chemotherapy I expect it to be lower. My hemoglobin was 11.5 today which is very good for me even though it is still under normal range. My white blood cells just made it into normal range, so that means the Neulasta shot I take at the end of each cycle to build white blood cells worked.
I had a long day today as my first chemotherapy of each cycle has two types of medications. I am feeling fair tonight. I have a headache and my usual pains in my arms. I also get a large dose of prednisone with each dose of chemotherapy and it makes my face swell and get hot. For me, these are my usual symptoms right after chemotherapy.
It was a long day today, but I am happy I got through it. I know I will be well, I know I will be well, I know I will be well. I ate a yogurt and super green juice. I had a milkshake and turkey chili. Not my most healthy day, but I tend to eat different when I have chemotherapy. Tomorrow, I will get my food donation for the week of my cancer fighting foods. I will fill you in on the different meals.
It is hard to believe it is almost Halloween. That means Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. I am planning to feel well for the holidays. I want to be able to enjoy them. My Oncologist is going to let me have an extra week off for Thanksgiving and I should finish by Christmas. This is so much to look forward to and I am grateful everyday.
I am worn out tonight so it is off to bed.
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