Here I sit in my very comfortable chemo chair. Okay that was a lie. The chair really isn’t that comfortable. My blood test came back very good. My platelets were 154 which are above normal. Last time they were all the way down to 87 so he was very pleased! My white blood cells were also in the normal range. I guess the Nuselta worked. The only thing that wasn’t normal was my red blood cells. They were below normal. The doctor says that next week I can get another shot to boost those. Apparently that shot is only given once every three weeks. He also said that the side effects of low red blood cells are shortness of breath and fatigue. If I have any of those symptoms this time around I can always get a blood transfusion. So by now you are wondering what kind of dose I am getting this time around. Well we are going to go a little higher. My normal dose (the one I got my first treatment) was 1600. The second two weeks (when I got lower doses) I only got 400. This time around I am getting 1000. We will see how I feel and what that does with my levels. Hopefully this time it won’t affect my levels too much and I can get bigger doses. Once again the doctor was very happy with my lack of back pain so the thought is that the chemo is still working.