Day 125 - 2/11/19
Today I have an appointment to check my white blood count. This is a week later than the previous appointments, so I'm curious about the results. Seeing as how this is exactly 1 week later, I'm wondering if my counts will increase on it't own, and if this was the intention of my doctor.
As I awaited the results, I almost dreaded having to get the shot--it's pretty painful.
The results came back only slightly lower than the normal count--previously it was VERY low, compared to where it should be. The threshold for the counts is 4.8 - 10.8. When tested at 1 week after chemo, my count has been 1.8. This time, which is 2 weeks after chemo, my count is 3.6. Since it's going in the right direction, and not too far from where it needs to be, my doctor is electing to not give me the shot for this round. I am good with that! I do have to avoid being in crowds--which I do anyway. I also have to make sure to wash my hands often, and everyone around me has to wash their hands before touching me... but not having to take the shot is still GREAT news for me.
I almost feel like a celebration is in order.... But, since I can't go around a lot of people, I will have to settle for celebrating within my spirit. :)
"Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts, And I will tell of Your greatness. They shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodness And will shout joyfully of Your righteousness. The Lord is gracious and merciful; Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness." Psalm 145: 6-8 (NASB)