I had a CT scan 2 weeks’ ago and it showed the cancer is ‘stable’, which means the tumours haven’t grown. I have learned to cheer at this result although I’m wishing for them to shrink. My neutrophils (white blood cells) were borderline and the doctors decided a week’s delay for chemo would be best to give me a chance to build up immunity and resilience. One week later (this Mon) my neutrophils had more than doubled. That’s a relief! So now I’ve made it through my fourth chemo, and thankfully still without nasty reaction to the toxins.
Of course I enjoyed my bonus Week 5 in this last cycle and tried to make the most of my fitness and energy. Sadly, the week delay has pushed Christmas and Woodford into my time of worst fatigue (side effects). I am just trying to take a day at a time and enjoy celebrating with my lovely family.
I am still attempting to keep fit by climbing steps. Here I am at Kangaroo Point after my treatment on Monday.