I have had an extremely good week post-chemo and have as yet not had a phone call from the hospital – it’s Thursday morning and I must admit I wont relax until about 10am because I know that the hospital will ring before that if my blood counts are too low. But given the way I have been feeling this week I doubt that is going to happen. I think starting off with a much higher number of neutrophils 4.9 and total white blood cells 7.6, it has set me in good stead for them not falling as far this week and me not feeling the effects so much. I have had a couple of flatter days and Monday I had a headache and had to have a nap in the afternoon but on the whole I havent felt as nauseous or tired this time. As I said in my previous post I had a very active Friday followed by a fairly quite weekend , Monday was a bit of a write off but then Tuesday and Wednesday(yesterday) I have felt really good. Tuesday I tried the fitness program on OD’s Wii, WednesdayI had a day out with YD, the second half of which OD joined us to go to the movies.
I have decided as far as YD is concerned I am going to be a bit selfish. Because the chemo is weekly and I never know from 1 week to the next how I am going to feel I have told her staff that I will regularly see her on Wednesdays (day before chemo – generally feel very good) but I won’t see her during the weekend on a regular basis because I can’t guarantee how I feel then. YD would rather be at her house if we aren’t doing something interesting and I can’t know ahead of time that I am going to feel up to doing something. It is better to prepare her to only see me once a week and talk to me on the phone lots than disappoint her and upset her by changing plans at the last minute because I am not feeling well.
In other news I have my university admittance interview next Monday so hopefully after that its just a matter of picking which papers I want to start with part time in the coming semester. If all goes well I will increase the workload to a full time course load in the second semester.
By my calculations I have another 15 weeks of this and I have a lot of people go “That’s such a long time!” when I say I am having weekly chemo until April. I just concentrate on getting through it one week at a time.