Friday, September 17, 2010

September Check Up Results...

Hello all! I had my meeting with Dr. Nabong today...all went well. I asked him how my blood counts were and he said, "ok." I said, "OK?" He said, well your counts are still climbing, your WBC (white blood count) is at a 3 but your ANC (absolute neutrophil count) is at 1400. So he said I didn't need to worry. I thought it to be odd though because I had been at a 3 for my WBC during treatment and it's been 2 months since I've had chemo in my body and it's still at 3. I guess it just goes to show you it is taking my body awhile to bounce back! Patience Erin, patience. I will still scratch my head though because I FEEL GREAT!!!

At least I have something to compare it to because the last time I was at the Doc I didn't have labs done. So hopefully come October they are even higher. My ANC is right on the border of being in the normal range so that's great. A neutrophil is a white blood cell, but it's the most important one because it fights the infections...that's why he wasn't concerned. Hope this is all making sense!

I asked him about my feet and hands and it is just a side effect from the drugs...I guess it just comes and goes. I'm going to start taking that B6 vitamin again and hopefully that will help. If it's still not better in October, I'll bring it up again. That was pretty much all we discussed. I will go back in 6 weeks for another check up (October 26th) but prior to that I will have a CT scan (with contrast--injection of dye) done. Eeeekkkkkk I'm nervous already! It better come back clean as a whistle. :)

I got my port flushed and I was out the door! Everyone loved my hair growth and Dr. Nabong got a kick out me when I said, "hahah my hair is longer than yours!" Hee hee hee.

I am still enjoying the gym and I have been 3 times this week! I am pretty darn sore today though...but it's a good sore. I can't wait to go again!

That's the latest my friends! I hope you all have a good weekend.

I'll check back in next week!

Love, Erin

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