Nov 14, 2000 - 9:29 pm
Hi all. It's Jackie. I'd like to thank all of you who responded to my little outburst of despair. Your encouragement meant more to me than you'll ever know. Family and friends can sympathasize, but they'll never truly know the suffering, fear, and frustration that goes with this disease. On the flip side, they'll also never know what it's like to have dear friends like you guys---who have been where you are, and who can inspire you to persevere when you're convinced you can't. Thanks. By the way, I just got out of the hospital. I was admitted for four days, due to a fever and severe neutropenia (low white blood cell count). Normal WBC count is 4.6-11. Mine was 1.0 when I was admitted. This was 10 days after my first cycle of Taxotere. Unfortunately, my Dr. did not have me take Neupogen shots this time, so there was nothing we could do, but wait for my body to rebuild itself, which it is doing slowly.