Monday, August 10, 2009

Oncologist's Visit

Just got back from my blood work and oncologist visit. The doctor said my blood work looks good and really good considering I've been on chemo for a year.

Last visit, she mentioned I should try and increase my protein intake to help reduce some of the fluid retention. D purchased some whey protein powder two weeks ago and I've been taking it daily. Well it looks like it paid off as the albumin in my blood went up two points from 33 to 35. The oncologists would like to see it around 40.

We also talked about my plantar's wart and decided no treatment is best right now. After my weight in, I'm happy to report I've lost 1.5 kilos (3.3 lbs.) since my last visit. And ... I'm very excited to report that my CVC (catheter) hole is showing some signs of healing. We talked about how I'm feeling fatigue-wise and decided to continue as is with treatment.

So all in all a good visit. Tomorrow is chemo and I'm ready.

11 comments:

theBluesman said...

i feel very sad reading about your continuous sufferings Daria, just stay cool my dear

Peggy said...

Daria;

Yahoodle...great news !
Every victory is just another jewel in your crown!
Congratulations!
I go for my blood work soon. Have to repeat it and then if Ok I don't have to go see him until November. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Happy Hugs for you!

Roxanne said...

WooHoo. Baby steps but steps indeed! That's neat about the whey protein. My son uses that but he's all about body building. I'm glad it's bringing your numbers up. Good luck tomorrow with chemo:)

Beth said...

Glad you're feeling ready for chemo tomorrow. You are so strong! I am having such a hard time getting through 6 of these... always appreciate your support!

Holly said...

way to go Daria - counts up, weight down, holes closing...oh yeah...the wart thingy...i may have shared...but i got one too (plantar's) went away all by itself but took one year!!!

Joanie M said...

It's nice to hear good news!! I hope you continue to make great progress!

Isaura said...

So glad to hear you are doing well.... good luck tomorrow.
Hugs to you my dear

Elayne said...

Glad your visit went well today Daria! Hang in there!

Audrey said...

Fantastic! I am very happy for you!

Renee said...

I am happy that it went well dear friend.

Love Renee xoxo

Tracey said...

Im reall pleased all went well with your bloods and the weight is coming off too.. thinking of you chicken xx