Friday, June 11, 2010

The Worst Is Over

My bloodwork was all good, one week after the first dose of Doxorubicin.

Dr R called me late on Wednesday to let me know that all my numbers looked good. In the next week, my white blood cell counts count plummet, though, so i am supposed to watch out for any fevers. If I have a fever of 105 degrees, I am supposed to immediately go to the ER. (Like, where else would I go with a raging fever? Shopping? Rollerblading?)

Then he reiterated something that I thought he had said a month ago -- but that I did not dare to hope was true. He said that the first dose was the worst and that my body would sort of get used to the Doxorubicin so that none of the remaining does would be as hard to deal with as this first one.

That is awesome news, especially after Gem/Tax, where every dose got progressively harder to deal with.

Happy Dance!

Oooh, and it is FRIDAY today, so Weekend Happy Dance!


Anonymous said...

Good happy dance all weekend and enjoy it w. your family....:) TTFN Mrs. S. xxoo

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Your Posts! I REALLY Needed your Sense of Humor Tonight. Love and Hugs, Sharon

Anonymous said...

woohooo! Go Karen, Go Karen, Go Karen!