Yes you read that right. I was excited yesterday to get chemo. I know that sounds really odd. Well yesterday was the second week in my cycle. Last week when I got chemo all my numbers were below normal still. They went ahead with chemo anyway. I felt really good by Wednesday and was able to get a lot done the rest of the week.
Yesterday I wasn’t sure what my numbers were going to be. I felt good but that isn’t always a good indicator of what my numbers are doing. If you remember last month I didn’t get chemo my second week because of low white blood cells so I was expecting the same for this week. It seems that this chemo really hits my white blood cells, red blood cells, and my platelets hard.
We were in for a big surprise. All my numbers hadn’t changed. They were the same as last week and some of them even improved a little. My doctor and chemo nurses were all surprised! We had discussed that I might have to change my schedule to every other week if my numbers kept falling. Well yesterday we went ahead with chemo. Also last week they ran my CTC (shows how much cancer is in my blood) and my CBC (shows my liver enzymes- see how much damage my liver is still dealing with) that should be returned sometime this week. These tests will be a way to see if the chemo is working and if my liver is healing itself. I still don’t have any pain in my bones so the thought is the chemo is at least keeping what I have stable and hopefully killing the cancer. Also because my eyes are no longer really yellow (wish I had taken a picture because they looked bad!), we think my liver has started heal.
All that being said, I know God is answering prayers. I feel really blessed to have so many people praying for me.