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Week 14 (Aggressive)


rev.dennis

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This is our 2nd week of Chemo Treatment 3 times a week.  This "should be" also our last 3 times a week treatment which Kate is excited about.

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Bloodwork Results

  • Potassium: 3.2
  • Bilirubin(Liver Function): 1.98
  • White Blood Cells (WBC 4.0-10.0): 0.6
  • Hemoglobin (HGB 11.5-16.0): 7.8
  • Platelets (PLT 150-500): 42

Transfusions

  • Blood: NO
  • Platelets: NO

Procedures

  • Lumbar Puncture: NO
  • BoneMarrow Biopsy: NO

Chemo

  • Daunorubicin via Syring (avg 5min infusion): NO
  • Vincristine via IV drip (avg 5min infusion): YES
  • Pegasparagus via drip (avg infusion): NO
  • Cyclosphomine: NO
  • Cytarabine: NO
  • Rituxan via IV drip (avg 4hour infusion): NO
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This week is somewhat of a reprieve for me. I only had to go in on Monday. Luckily my hemoglobin and platelets were finally high enough I don’t have to go back for more count checks this week. As much as I love Karmanos and what they’ve done for me, it’s a nice break. 

With that said it doesn’t always mean I feel the greatest. Today is one of those days. I’ve felt very lightheaded when I stand. I made eggs this morning sitting in a chair. I find ways around it. Almost a week later and I’m still being spoiled with birthday surprises. Today in the mail I received a card and Blarney Stone from someone in Ireland. Even though this may not be how I wanted to celebrate my birthday this year, I have never felt more loved and cared for. 

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