This morning the rounding doctor came into the room and pulled up a chair beside my bed. I thought it was going to be bad news, but then she told me my labs for the day:
Basically my white blood cells went from 1.2 to 5.1 overnight! I was afraid that a swing that big meant that something was wrong, but instead it means if all goes well with my chemo in the morning after being monitored through the afternoon… I will get to go home tomorrow night!!
I will have to continue to come in for my chemo treatments in the outpatient center or maybe even daily to be given some of the other shots I have to get such as Neupogen (to continue to build the WBC) or the steroids, it’s all too early to know the details just yet. What I do know is that I had to spend an hour talking to an old lady about how to give myself insulin shots since my blood sugar levels will still have to be manually controlled. I had to practice giving myself a shot in the belly and as weird as it sounds, it will be no problem for me to do. I will have to test my blood sugar several times a day like I did when I was pregnant so I’m an old pro at that too. I’ll give myself a hundred shots a day to be home with Ryan.
It’s going to be like after I had Ryan (c-section) and I’m carrying laundry up and down the stairs, vacuuming, thinking I can do it all two days after I’m home. Mom is going to be staying with us through next week basically to force me to rest. Plus my sister-in-law Amy is here to help with Ryan so I am confident between the two of them, and John and Cindy and everyone else, they won’t let me get too worn down. It’s going to be like when little buddy was a newborn, when he’s napping, so am I. Or maybe I’ll be blogging or on Facebook, but at least I’ll do it from bed 🙂
I am very excited to share the news so keep those fingers crossed that my levels stay that high so I can go home for a few days!