Today was the second week in my chemo cycle. Well I didn’t actually get chemo today. My white blood cell count was lower than 1 so I wasn’t allowed to get chemo. Apparently it is a rule that your white blood cells have to be above 1 and mine were .6- too low. UGH!! I did however get two shots today. Yea me! I got my Xgeva shot which helps me rebuild bone and I go my Arenesp shot which helps make more red blood cells. As for increasing the white blood cells well that just takes time and rest.
To say I am concerned would be an understatement. My doctor didn’t seem fazed by this, but isn’t it the doctor’s job to be upbeat? I know in the big scheme of things this isn’t going to make or break me, but I can’t help but worry. My hope is that this week I can get some rest so that my numbers will be really good next week. If this happens I might be able to get a larger dose to make up for this skipped week. I feel like I did when I finished chemo the first time around. What is going to kill the cancer? Will it start to grow? Hopefully I will feel better about this by next week. I am very grateful for my kids because they always take my mind off of what I am going through!
Anyway I thought I would share some pictures with you.
The first is of the outfits I made for the girls. What sewing mama would let their girls go to the circus in just any outfit? Not this one! If you want to see more pictures you can go HERE
We also did some crafts this week. Being a teacher that no longer has to do lesson plans, I guess I must miss it! (Is that really possible??) I decided to incorporate stories with our crafts. Before we do the craft we sit down and read a story the goes along with the craft. The girls love it! They constantly ask “Is it craft time yet?” or “What story are we reading today?” I say our house is starting to look like a little preschool.
We also decorated Easter eggs. Kaylee still doesn’t get the concept of letting her eggs soak. As soon as she would put them in she would say “All done.” Needless to say we have a lot of barely colored eggs.
I also had to share this picture. When we went to Disney on Ice, the girls wanted to buy some long hair. I wasn’t about to pay that much for some long hair. Then when I went to Dollar Tree I found almost the exact same thing for $1!! The girls were so excited about their princess hair! They wore the hair all day and it really made me laugh!
I have lots more pictures to show. I hope everyone had a great Easter. We had a great time! (More to come the next time I post.) I guess I am off to get some rest (if that is possible for me). I tend to just carry on even when I don’t feel well and I seldom complain. Please pray that my numbers will be really good next week.