A quick note just to let everyone know that I did it! I managed to keep my white blood count up high enough to do chemo again this week! Yay! Just like last week, my count was 1,900 (close enough to the ‘required’ number of 2,000 to get the go-ahead from Dr K). Tonight I’m feeling groggy (par for the course on chemo Tuesday) – but good.
Miss M is also back to her happy self (most of the time). And we had a big moment when we went to pick her up at daycare today and she was having so much fun she didn’t want to leave! No more teary tantrums. Just happy moments. Another yay!
Sometimes I think about how good I feel and how convinced I am that I am going to beat this. Not just live with this for the rest of my life. But beat this. ‘Clean scan’ – beat this. And then I read the stories of other women dealing with metastatic breast cancer like Amy Rauch Neilson in her blog ItsInTheGenes.org. And I realize I am not immune. Amy’s been in & out of the hospital all this month and just feeling crappy. Sorry girl! I pray for you and for all the other ladies whose cancer makes them feel crappy. It sucks.
I also think we need to do a lot more research on the difference between those who live with metastatic BC for years and years and years versus those who don’t. What is that about?? Is there a recipe we can use? Has anyone figured out what those long-term survivors did differently? Or is it all just luck?
Well lately, I’ve been feeling like one lucky gal.
Peace. – T