Goal for Discharge
ANC > 500 (Neutrophils)
Feeling a little different today. Hard to explain but when you put your hand out in front of you and they shake, I have that a bit. My abdomen feels bloated and I've not had the energy like I had yesterday. I did get to walk on the treadmill a half mile and I may head back down there in a bit to get the other half in. They got my weight this morning and I gained three pounds which tells them I'm retaining fluids. So, I got Lasixs and you all know that makes you have to pee all the time. In addition, my HGB (Hemoglobin) was low so I got two units of blood. On top of the four bags of Chemo, Potassium, Sodium Chloride that also pumps 24/7.
Everyone here is very friendly and professional. Dr. Dean brought in the Pharmacology doctor to see what options I might have pre-medication (nausea) prior to me getting so sick that it may not work after the fact. So, they are going to try something before the new chemo that I get this Sat. They continue to say that I may be sick from the chemo-throwing up but I will be sickly after day -0- for about a week. Meaning: Lethargic, no energy, just not able to do much. They say the mouth thing is a big problem but I doing all I can to prevent mouth sores as they expect. So bad that I may be only able to have fluids.
Just finished dinner and I think I'm going to watch some TV and take it easy. My tech was scheduled for a big day of scans but the doctor rescheduled for next Thursday. This doctor is good at doing this, I just hope he doesn't do it next next Thursday.