A Brief Update

I intended to blog today from the Chemo Room at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre. I’m not. I’m writing from the comfort of my couch because I flunked my the-f-wordblood test. I’ve never failed a test before. They should really give a guy a study guide, or at least the syllabus, so he can prepare a little.

Apparently one of the numbers describing my white blood cell count is off by point one percent. I need a minimum 1.2 to safely process the poisons they pump thorough my veins. My test showed a 1.1. Given the marginal insufficiency, the nurse seemed to think my oncologist would say go ahead with the treatment. My oncologist was not working today. The one on call at the hospital wasn’t taking any chances whatsoever with someone8116055362_beb0c08f67_k else’s patient so I am at home and poisonless.

I can’t say I am terribly disappointed. To be honest, I was ready for a break. Besides, my liver surgeon is looking for an operating room for me in early July and I need to be off chemo for at least a month prior to surgery. It was meant to be.



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5 thoughts on “A Brief Update

  1. I went through the same thing during what should have been my 6th of 12 treatments. My platelets plumetted from an already low 111 to 66, along with a steep drop in my neutrophils. While I was disappointed because I just want to get this over with (and will now have a further two weeks tacked onto the end), I can’t say that I didn’t enjoy the extended period of time between side effects. You might just sneak in some ice cream before your next treatment! 😛

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