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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