My cousin Emilie came to town yesterday and we are having a blast! We spent the entire day with my friends Wendy and Melanie at the beach which I so much enjoyed. I loved being in the ocean and letting the waves carry me up and down; this was most relaxing and the water temperature was perfect.
when I got off the beach I had a message from Dr. P asking me
to call when I could. He informed me that my blood draw which I had
this morning showed a Neutrophil count of 0.9 (normal should be
above 2) way too low for chemo. They will do chemo if it is above 1.
chemo round is suppose to start on Friday. A low neutrophil count
makes me at risk for infection and working in the ER really makes me at
risk. Dr. P even suggested that I not work, which I quickly told him I
was mostly just seeing trauma patients and I had to work for my
sanity. If counts don't go up I will
have to have an injection of Neupogen, which I don't want to have. The
side effects from it aren't pleasant from what I've heard. I was so
very blessed the first time I had chemo to never have my counts decrease
have been rather tired this week, but feeling well. The neutropenia
explains the fatigue, even though I thought it was just from working 60
hours in 7 days. The fatigue hasn't stopped me from my daily walks and
enjoying a day at the beach though.
I know prayers work, I'm asking that you please be specific in your
prayers for me the next two day's that my counts will go up, that I
won't have to have the Neupogen and that my immune system continues to
withstand infection. I have absolute faith that Heavenly Father can
increase my counts and that He hears all of our prayers.