As Vivian just reminded me… I am not a statistic. The rules don’t always apply.
My proof? I successfully kept my white blood cell count high enough to do chemo this week – without any help from pharmaceuticals. Yay! Take that!
And the kicker? I managed to do it while fighting a cold AND having chemo the previous week! Mind you, it was not a perfect score… I needed 2,000 – and I was only up to 1,900. But apparently that was good enough. And I am learning to embrace good enough.
One of the nurses said it’s extremely difficult to make it through chemo without any help from the white blood cell boosters (Nuelasta, Leukine, or Neupogen). But I’m determined to make it happen! I will find the perfect balance between eastern and western medicine to help me kick some serious cancer ass!
In my appointment with my Oncologist today he confirmed that he could no longer feel the tumors in my left breast! It’s insane. Something that was over 6cm big only 2 months ago is now reduced to scar tissue. Of course we have to wait till April when I do my next set of scans to know the whole story. But I told Dr. K I’m going to be his miracle patient. He just smiled as he always does and said something along the lines of, “I would love that”.
So here’s to miracles! Big and small. They do happen.
Peace. – t