And hopefully to stay this time.
Aren't these pretty! Some sort of orchid they have such a delicate flower and pretty color. We are enjoying them when we are home.
And, yes I am still facing one more round of chemo, which does its job oh, so very well on my fast growing white blood cells, causing a fever, and super-susceptibility to infection and a whole bunch of other things that make it much more desirable for me to be in the hospital for a week instead of at home.
The only thing that will make it different this time, is a shot that can be taken after chemo to cause the body to super produce white blood cells and prevent all this from happening. Otherwise, I just might as well book my bed on the fourth floor south. However, he did very quietly say, "or reduce your stay."
Good Grief!! It is ridiculous to spend a week at a the time in the hospital! And even more so to do it twice!
I hate to think of going in a third time!! It is awful to feel as sick as I did to get the ball rolling in that direction. And, this time, I really did get sick. The white blood cells counts did not want to come up and rather stayed down in no man's land for about three days. And then the hemoglobin didn't want to cooperate either.
The reason this shot wasn't done before, is that is cannot be done during radiation. It can only be used when no radiation is going on.
I'm feeling really better these days, most of my mouth sores are healing up. The mucus is much less of a problem, and dry mouth is a big one now, too. I'm ready to have a little nap again.
You know, I think I might actually live through this. I just hope the next chemo isn't so bad. I've never had one this far out from radiation.