Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fourth and Final Dose

Today the nurse administered the final dose of the Idarubicin. One step done!

They have warned me that the chemotherapy will cause my blood cell counts to drop the most over the next 5-6 days. Already I am feeling exhausted and achey. Last night I was up with a 102.2 fever that took 6 hours to drop. Now my temp is generally around 100+. A specialist in infectious disease said this is par for the course. He is giving me antibiotics and antivirals and monitoring me for infection.

I may not write much over the next few days as I focus on getting better. Spring planting season begins May 15. I want to be home close to then. Even if I'm not strong enough to plant the flowers, I want to pick them out and see them in our yard.