Chemo #3 on hold for a week !!

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TMac52
TMac52 Member Posts: 352
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Just got back from my trip to the hospital. I was supposed to get treatment #3 of the mop up chemo but red blood counts were down and I am a little anemic so my ONC is having me wait a week to get the count back up so less side affects. I am happy not to get it but on the other hand that means an additional week in April. Oh well at least I had a good conversation with my Doc and am happy to hear that I am NED. I always question him and make him say it again, It makes me feel better to hear it even though I have heard it for the past two visits.
Tom

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  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673 Member
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    Tom
    Sorry you were delayed. I hope you enjoy the extra week off.
  • TMac52
    TMac52 Member Posts: 352
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    AnneCan said:

    Tom
    Sorry you were delayed. I hope you enjoy the extra week off.

    Thanks Anne I will.

    Thanks Anne I will.
  • Luv2lunch
    Luv2lunch Member Posts: 270
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    Tom,
    Not sure whether to say

    Tom,
    Not sure whether to say I'm glad for your week off, or sorry for the week off. Which ever you are more happy about, that's what I'm rooting for. I'll just say I'm happy for your NED for the past two visits.
    Best of health to you,
    Linda and Ellie
  • plh4gail
    plh4gail Member Posts: 1,238 Member
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    ok, so a week off, you be back on track Monday
    Enjoy your week off :) I hope you can take advantage of something to drink that's not room temp!

    Smiles, Gail
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900 Member
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    sorry tom
    if you find any ways of boasting red blood cells let me know.
    I bumped up my red meat intact for the last 2 weeks, my
    counts are still dropping slowly and my next chemo maybe defered as mine today was boardline but they went ahead.

    really interested if diet and rest can help with boosting red blood cells
    and white.

    I hope you get them bloody sky high with your week off.

    cheers,

    Pete
  • TMac52
    TMac52 Member Posts: 352
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    sorry tom
    if you find any ways of boasting red blood cells let me know.
    I bumped up my red meat intact for the last 2 weeks, my
    counts are still dropping slowly and my next chemo maybe defered as mine today was boardline but they went ahead.

    really interested if diet and rest can help with boosting red blood cells
    and white.

    I hope you get them bloody sky high with your week off.

    cheers,

    Pete

    Thanks Gail and Pete!
    I had an ICE COFFEE on the way to work today. couldnt have done that if I got the treatment yesterday, so I am enjoying it. I thought any food with Iron such as beets would boost the red count. But I dont think he wants me to take Iron suppliments?? I'll eat enough beets this week to make my pee red.
    Tom