I had an appointment this morning to see what my counts were to determine whether or not I would need to get a bone marrow biopsy after this round of chemo.
While they are slowing creeping up, they are still not fantastic so Dr. Ellis said we need to do a bone marrow. He said “I still think it’s from the chemo, but we just need to make sure”. Chemo makes your counts go down, so hopefully that’s the only reason they are so low.
I’m kind of scared for this one, both from the physical pain and for the results. The first two I had to get weren’t that bad, but this last one I got pretty much hurt like hell. So I’m asking for prayers that it goes smoothly and the results tell me I’m still in remission. I go in at 8AM, but it will probably be around 10 before it actually goes down. I wanted to do it on Wednesday since tomorrow night John has a work dinner, but Dr. Ellis didn’t want to wait. I’m hoping by having the afternoon to rest we will still be able to go, I’ve never met any of John’s co-workers and I’ve been looking forward to it. I will just be walking around like I had a giant drill in my hip earlier in the day, I’m sure that will impress them.
I’m worried and anxious about tomorrow morning so I just keep telling myself…
After my lab results this morning, it was determined I needed platelets. I could have determined that from looking at my arms and stomach, which both look like I’ve been beaten from all of the bruises. I got a break for lunch so I went to my friend Kayti’s house for a little bit, which was great because I haven’t really seen or talked to her in a while. I am now currently back at outpatient getting ready to get the platelets, which take about 45 minutes from the time they get them started.
We have no plans for the evening, I got all of the cleaning and laundry done yesterday and John got the lawn mowed so we can just relax and play with the little man.