Wednesday, September 9, 2009

No Chemo Today

My Oncologist wants to wait another week because I only finished radiation 2 weeks ago. He likes to wait 3-4 weeks. I did my labs and saw him, so next week I'll be all set for chemo.

My hemoglobin is still a little low, but it is 11 today. That is better than it has been in a long time (should be 12-16). I'll try harder to remember to take my iron pills this week.

I still have to do Lovenox shots (blood thinner), and I HATE them! They hurt! Its hard to get your own hand to shove a needle in your stomach--my hand stops all on its own sometimes! The doc said eventually I should be able to take coumadin pills, but he wants to see how my stomach is after the first round of chemo. I'm not sure what that has to do with the pills; they must upset the stomach or something.

I was so prepared for chemo today, it was hard to change my plans. I had everything I needed with me--sweatshirt, scarf(I swiped a cute one from Shonna's closet! Love you honey!), tons of stuff to read. I also had set pudding cups and applesauce on the counter to warm up. As I was waiting for the nurse to remove my port infusion set, I remembered that everytime I had a delay in chemo God had a good reason and it always worked out for the best. So I will trust in Him!

Hope all my coworkers are enjoying the beginning of the school year--its tiring, but exciting! I sure miss everyone!



  1. I'm glad your oncologist is giving you a few weeks off. Think of it as a mini vacation and ENJOY it! You can get more things done around the house and do any shopping for your soon to be born grandbaby! That is SO fun! Do you knit or crochet? I knit and it really is good to keep the hands busy. I got part way through a sock for my granddaughter Jassmine at the center yesterday. Tomorrow is disconnect day and we'll be there another three hours so hopefully I can get the sock finished!

  2. So glad to hear that you have a break and that your blood levels are doing well. One more week - you'll get there soon enough....and, I agree with Carol. Try crocheting - I love it. Doesn't like my carpal tunnel, but oh well....

  3. I gave Ron those shots in the stomach. Yuck. Luckily we didn't have to do it for long. He is still on Coumadin as the blood clot has not resolved (he has a DVT in his leg). hope your next round chemo goes well.

  4. I think this delay means you should make a trip to the Dairy Queen and enjoy a really cold treat before next week! Take care, thoughts and prayers are always with you - I hope you can feel them!