Jan 08, 2011 - 2:04 pm
I am following Darcee and am no going into Week 5... it's really tail end of week 4 for me since we had the holidays and that delayed things. I am starting the second round of chemo on Monday. My white blood count went back up to 3.8, thank God, as otherwise it would have been too low. 13 more radiation appointments with one boost in it. My skin is irritated and I have three skin tears though small. It hurts when I put on the cream and I am using some hyrdocortizone for the tears. It does not yet burn when going to the bathroom. Taking lots of sitzbath. I don't have diarrhea (only sometimes) and am rather constipated at times which may be from the iron supplement I am taking. I spoke to an incredible doctor who will work with me to heal 24 months afterwards. He believes that this can help to make sure that it is not coming back. He is a mix of western (MD) and eastern medicine and has an appreciation for both. I will share with you what he tells me.
Now, I need to get through these remaining 2 1/2 weeks. Have this bad taste in my mouth all the time... what works for that?
Thank God for all of you. It gives me strength too to know that all of you went through this and are doing well. Darcee, I am thinking of you. 3 more days!