Happy Cancer Girl

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Chemo was Cancelled

on May 21, 2013

Today was supposed to be chemo #7, but the hospital called this morning and told me that my platelets are too low so my chemo has been cancelled. I will go next Monday for #7 instead. I have mixed emotions about this, which is kind of silly because there’s nothing I can do about it. First a part of me is happy, I was so tired last week that I slept a lot, so this week I should feel a bit better. I was dreading going for chemo this week because I knew that I was going to feel bad as it’s my double treatment week. However, another part of me is reminded that this delay pushes my last treatment later into August and that kind of sucks. BUT, a friend of mine is getting married in June and I was planning to attend, I knew that it was one of my bad weeks and I would be really tired and it would be a hard day for me. With this cancellation, her wedding is no longer on a bad week for me and I will be able to enjoy her day in a much healthier way!

I have another post that I am working on for this week, I think it will be a good one so I hope you come back to read it. I’m going to leave you with a song today that Owen and I love. I almost think he likes it more than I do because he plays it over and over again! It’s Radioactive by Imagine Dragons, the video is super weird and I have no idea what it has to do with the song, but the lyrics are great.

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6 responses to “Chemo was Cancelled

  1. As I read your blog, I think back to when my son, John was undergoing cancer treatment. It was such a very rough road and sometimes he could hardly put one foot in front of the other but he always had a smile for people and I wish I had a penny for every time
    he was asked how he was doing and his reply was “Fine!” I think you are so much like him with your bright smile and wonderful attitude. You give people the courage to get up and face the day. Have a good week and enjoy your respite from treatment.

    • Thanks Gretchen that means a lot to me. I find I do the same thing as your son, when someone asks how I am I usually say I’m good. It is true most of the time, I may not be at my healthiest but my attitude is in tip top shape! Knowing that I have inspired someone or encourage someone makes me that make happier! Have a good week!

  2. Well you get another week to relax, but look at it this way you can make it to your friends wedding,Hope you had a great weekend with your family,family and hubby and friends are always nice to hear from, just wishing you all the luck in the world on your next treatment, thoughts and prayers coming your way and lots of Hugs,ttul and hope you have a good week to relax before your next treatment,

  3. zcher says:

    I remember the first time my platelets were too low for treatment. I was almost in tears because I worried what an extra week would mean for my treatment. Eventually it became normal to see where my platelets were. They say to eat “red” things to help with your platelets, red like beets or red meat. Your exhaustion last week may have been because of your platelets too. It got to the point where I could tell my platelets were too low just by how exhausted I was. Get the extra rest, you will be stronger going into the next one!

    • I get what you are saying about knowing when your platelets get low. I think mine were lowish last week, but not low enough for another cancellation. It’s hard to believe that all this treatment stuff feels normal. Not something one really wants to get used to. But I did get rest and I think it helped with my double drug treatment which was good. It’s no fun feel sick. 😦 As you know first hand. I hope your feeling better this week.

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