Monthly Archives: November 2011

Anemia, keeping on track, nervous

SHORT VERSION – chemo was a go for this week! Yay! MRI and echo this afternoon. NERVOUS about the results! LONG VERSION: Well, I have hit an allllll ttttiiiiimmmmmmmmmmeeee LOW – in hemoglobin that is. My stats this week: weight … Continue reading

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GOOD JOB MARROW!

Oh man was I relieved when I saw my stats!!!! So, I’ll start there. Weight at a fabulous 134.5. HGB back up to a whopping 10.2, hematocrit at a steller 29.5, Platelets at a totally normal 190 (really???? no more … Continue reading

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Good friends, good bikes, bad bad marrow

Today, my infection fighters are nearly missing in action. I was offered a mask upstairs in the infusion room…. Foam in and Foam out is my day’s office policy. Sigh… I’m forgoing the mask based on things I’ve read about … Continue reading

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Another transition!

Last night, I took my last parp inhibitor pill. WOW!!!! If I manage to stay on schedule through the rest of the cycles (hopefully more likely because the parp inhibitor is no longer included and I have no more carboplatin … Continue reading

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Chemo eleven – DELAY!

Got kicked out of chemo – is five the magic number for Lee? Sigh… So – remember that crash from the cyclocross race? Well, I ended up with some cellulitis on my shin… And so now I’m on antibiotics… So, … Continue reading

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LAST CARBOPLATIN – TEN DOWN and six to go….

Yesterday’s chemo was boring and sleepy, although I ended up in a chemo chair that was not as comfortable as the ones I usually get to use. Alas…. I like to lay on my side, and this chair didn’t really … Continue reading

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Can’t quite catch my breath

One of the most difficult things is feeling out of breath when my hemoglobin drops…. I feel confident my blood work will be fine and I’ll have chemo this afternoon… but I can feel the drop in my oxygen carrying … Continue reading

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