Lowest Numbers So Far

I went in this morning for my weekly lab work. I had a feeling my blood counts would be low because of the way I feel.

The last two or three days I have been very fatigued. My heart has been racing (not too abnormal for me) with a resting heart rate not going below about 110. I have had issues in the past but usually the heart races a while and calms down, not this week. I have also had more nausea and constipation than previous courses of chemo. I just all around don’t feel well.

The nurse called me around lunch and said that my white blood count was 0.7. Normal is between 4.5 and 11. I told the nurse that is the lowest it has every been. She asked how I was feeling and I explained my symptoms. A few weeks ago they had called in an antibiotic as a have around in case you need it type thing. The nurse said she would speak to Dr. K and determine if I needed to start the meds. A few hours later she called back and said to start the medicine and Dr. K wants to recheck my counts on Friday.

All I can say is that it has been and continues to be a hard week. I will make it through and not have to take that red Devil chemo ever again! So many have reached out this week to check on all of us and that is greatly appreciated.

I want to end today wishing my second-born a happy 11th birthday. Isaac, you are such a cool kid with such a huge heart. It is an honor to be your mom. I cannot wait to see what you accomplish this year and in the years to come!!!