A Quick Update

Met with my oncologist on Tuesday for a check-up after finishing the first chemo cycle.  They drew more blood for labs and while I feel good physically, the doctor is postponing my second cycle for a week.

Apparently my white blood cell counts are too low to have started round 2 right away.  So I go back in next week for another blood draw and if things look better then we’ll start again.

As much as I’m not a big fan of the chemo, I was bummed to have to delay it a week.  I would rather just keep plowing forward and get er done.

I’m beginning to feel like a pincushion with all these blood draws and IV’s.  A port under my chest may well be on my Christmas list.  Not sure if that means I’ve been naughty or nice…

White Blood Cells

White Blood Cells


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5 Responses to A Quick Update

  1. Irene Naber says:

    Well dang. I wish it could be all done too. Maybe the chemo was too strong ? And maybe you don’t need all 6 cycles? Love you and praying hard

  2. Kelli says:

    Nice . . .

  3. Bridget says:

    Yesterday I stumbled upon your blog and I felt as though I could’ve written it myself. Our experiences are so similar. I hope that things are going well for you. I noticed that you haven’t updated your blog in a while.

    I did opt to have the port implanted before starting PCV. I chose this route because I had endured (with some success) Temodar a few years ago and my veins were being tapped so often that I have scar tissue.
    We’ll see how that goes next week.

    • Ryan says:

      Hi Bridget,
      Thanks for stopping by…
      You’re right I need to update my blog, a lot has happened I guess. I just started my 3rd round of PCV with a vincristine injection scheduled for this Thurs. Still no port so I’m sure the nurses will be thrilled with that. My doctor said that we’re far enough along now that it’s probably not worth it at this point.

      Good luck to you with your treatments! I know they’re not much fun.


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