Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Well, it turned out that I had a sinus infection. Antibiotics, cough medicine, and it's much better.  I still have laryngitis, but that will resolve.

I went to the oncologist today, and despite 10 shots of Neupogen, my WBC remain low...2.1K.  The oncologist said he was not going to give me any more chemo.  He said I was too run down and looked haggard.  According to him, I wouldn't be able to tolerate more chemo at this time.  He talked about the possibility of a bone marrow transplant, but I nixed that idea.

Then he told me that since I recurred, I will likely continue to recur.  When I recur will dictate what kind of treatment I get; if it's more than a year, I can get Carbo again.  If it's sooner than a year, we'll have to look at other options.

So, as of now I am in remission, but am still pretty sick.  I'm frustrated that I couldn't finish my last three treatments.  It concerns me because I'm afraid I'll recur sooner because of that.

I saw the cardiologist yesterday, and thank goodness things are going well with that.  I don't need to see him for another six weeks.

So, that's the scoop.  Not what I was hoping for, but as the Stones sang, "You can't always get what you want."

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