Wednesday, January 17, 2007

pajamas again

Yesterday was a chemo day, so, of course, today was spent in my pajamas. All things considered, I am doing well (I was really sick last night but woke up - at eleven - this morning feeling tired but only a little queasy).

No Herceptin this time, only chemo.

My white blood cells, and in particular the infection fighting neutrophils have rebounded really well (my count yesterday was seven. I have no idea what this means, except that I was at zero when I was in the hospital and two a couple of weeks ago).

My echocardiogram showed that my heart is now functioning at fifty-eight per cent effciency. This is back to what it was before I was diagnosed with cancer (a little better in fact), when I was in really good shape. I can breathe easier, now, knowing I won't be yanked off the Herceptin (or forced to take heart medication).

I think this bodes well for my ultrasound on Friday. These things happen in three's, no?

By next week, I hope to tell you all the story of my incredible shrinking tumours.


amanda said...

If I remember right, I think that a neutrophil count of twelve or thirteen is "normal," so congrats for the huge rebound!! Awesome, awesome stuff!

Anonymous said...

Excellent news!

Anonymous said...

If I were a betting woman, which I am (and you still owe me $5. for you know what) I'd say you're gaining strength and wellness. What good news!


ckoenen said...


i recently learned of your blog from old comrades...since words seem useless to me at the moment, i'll send all my positive thoughts and energy from Cape Cod.


Anonymous said...

From 0 to 7, sounds good. Hopefully, you're at 7 w/ a bullet.

Good luck with your ultrasound. Oh boy, I get one next week. Wheeee.