Monday, August 25, 2008

August 27, 2008

Yesterday I went to the oncologist to check my levels. I was extremely low on my white blood cells, good levels for me would be between 7.9 and 10.5. I was 1.2. They gave me a shot (of what I don't know)to help with it and pain medicine to help with the bone pain it could cause that night. I went today and my count was up to 2.9 but my platelets were so low they put me on Cumidin to prevent blood clots in my port. I tell ya to prevent one thing you need to have something else. My back pain only lasted the morning, thank you lord. I also saw the surgeon for the mastectomy and she needs me to be off the Chemo for three weeks, have the surgery, two days in hospital, and then another three weeks off the Chemo. This is without the reconstructive surgery. My oncologist informed me, the Chemo I am on should not interfere with the healing and I can take after the surgery(the oral, which makes me nausea but I'll just have to deal with it and be grateful I am back on the treatments, which is awesome). The reconstructive surgery is suppose to be very painful and I'm not sure if I should get it done at the same time and bite the bullet or wait and go at a later date. Any suggestions or comments would be grateful. So as of today, I am waiting to hear from the surgeon on when? I have chemo next Wed, and the following week, so if they don't schedule me next week it will be at least three weeks. Please any input on the surgery or reconstructive surgery, I'd be interested. Thank you everyone for everything. I have such an awesome family and friends. Mom has bugging me to post myself with my blond wig. It's my fun wig, its Meg Ryan in back and sides, and Rod Stewart on top.

1 comment:

Margaret said...

Hi Cathy. Love the blong wig. Sassy! Realizing that I have no idea what you are going through, I say have the reconstructive surgey at the same time. You'll be in pain already, and why be in pain twice? Plus if you are in pain after the first surgery and the reconstructive pain is supposed to be worse, you'll be more nervous (I would be at least!). And I find those moments before going into surgery to be scary and lonely so why go through that again? There are others better able to give you advice, so take this with a grain of salt. Sending you lots of love!!!!!!!