During my many doctors appointments, one of the things that they are always looking at is my white blood cell count. This number needs to stay high enough for me to be able to take my chemo medication and fight off this cancer.
Recently, I went in for an appointment and found out that my white blood cell count was too low. This is probably because I was sick the week before with a case of pneumonia and my body was busy fighting that off.
There are goods and bads to being taken off my chemo meds for the week. Being off of them means that I am losing one of my ways of fighting this disease. But, it also means that I don’t have to live with the negative side effects of this medication for the week. And, I have to admit, it was nice to have that break.