Everything is going ok with chemo Cycle 2. Last Tuesday (over a week ago) I was very happy to hear the doctor say my bloods were “perfect” – neutrophils, total white blood cells, platelets and haemoglobin. Clearly all had dropped, signifying the toxins were strong enough even at 80%, but climbed again to just over the threshold by Day 8, allowing Dose 2 (with just the one drug, gemcitabine).
The doctor asked about my experience of side effects after Dose 1 on Day 1 (the double whammy) and I told her, “Now I know how Jesus Christ felt: Good Friday was a baaaad day!” She listened about my nausea, vomiting, headaches and temperatures, then prescribed an additional pill for next time that should help me.
Meanwhile last week again on Friday and Saturday I felt low, but not too bad.
And now I’m enjoying my week off! 🙂
I still have my hair, although some falls out every time I run my fingers through it. I’m not game to use a brush or comb. They say it will just become thinner, so we’ll see how far this goes.
Did I tell you that already I can notice a big reduction in the size of the tumours (the ones I can feel)? Hooray!