The last 24 hours have been pretty rough.
Last night I woke up at 3am – overcome with the chills. Shaking uncontrollably. Begging hubby to layer me with blankets, towels, bathrobes… Anything to warm me up. Ended up with a slight fever. And then there was the unrelenting headache that took almost 7 hours and 4 Tylenol to get rid of. And the random spells of nausea. And the discomfort in the freakin’ follicles of my hair as I laid on my pillow (which I hear is common when you start losing your hair).
So now we’ve decided to hold off on more Leukine shots (the suspected culprit in most of my side effects). Then we’ll see how my blood counts are on Monday before we decide on our next course of action. Meaning I may, or may not, be able to continue with chemo next week.
There’s talk of using an alternative to the Leukine… Spreading out chemo more – to once every 3 weeks… Who knows. Right now, all I can do is get through the next 24 hours.
I do know that I am gathering every possible immune boosting remedy I can find to tackle my white blood count naturally though. Fingers crossed it’ll help.
Right now, I must sleep. They all can’t be good days, eh??