Thursday, June 10, 2010

Blood Draw and Onc Visit

I just got back from the clinic and had my blood drawn. The nurse poked me twice before she got blood and off I went.

I stopped for coffee to burn up some time before my Onc appointment. Then the nurse came in and had a look at my arm and PICC line. Still a bit red from the infection but looks good otherwise. She said my blood work was good for chemo tomorrow. My neutrophils count - white blood cells - is at 2.1. That’s really good news. I asked what the minimum could be and the nurse said 1.5 for a Vinorelbine infusion. Apparently that number varies with the type of chemo. Who knew that?

I then saw my Onc. He also said we’ll go with chemo tomorrow and Friday next week as well and then one week off and then repeat that cycle. After eight weeks I’ll have another CT scan to see how my liver tumors are coming along.

6 comments:

Bernie said...

Good Luck sweetie.....I am glad you are not caught up in all this hoopla happening right now for stage 4 cancer patients....sad isn't it. Be well my friend.:-)Hugs

WhiteStone said...

Chemo tomorrow for me as well! Wishing you well!

Vilma said...

Good wishes Daria! What is the "hoopla" for Stage IV cancer patients per Bernie?

Daria said...

Hi Vilma,

There is a shortage of oncologists in Edmonton ... here is a link with some of the details:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2010/06/07/edmonton-oncololgist-shortage-cross-cancer-chemotherapy.html

Chez said...

Daria this appears to be positive news.
In my thoughts always.

Whidbey Woman said...

Good luck! Hope your Chemo goes well... more importantly, it does the trick!