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  • #6094

    geebeebee
    Member

    Best of wishes, Doreen. We’ll all be rooting for you.

    Greg

    #6095

    doreen
    Member

    I have 2 more nights of the ARA-C. It is with me day and night. I try to think of it as my friend and envision it killing the bad cells. All of you are so supportive and such unselfish people. Thank you so much for your support. I will let you know how I do. You are all so so special.

    #6096

    martin
    Member

    Doreen,
    Good luck!I know felling of chemo just my wife finished 1st chemo.keep good mood would be help for your treatment!
    martin

    #6097

    Suzanne
    Member

    Doreen, Thinking about you. Hoping those blasts just disappear with that Ara c and knowing just how you feel about wanting out of there. Hang in there. Your own bed is waiting. I still treasure opening my window at night and listening to wind and the sound of rain. I am not sure I will ever take those small things for granted again.

    #6098

    concern
    Member

    Doreen,

    Prayers, Prayers and many more prayers for your recovery. Praying for you.

    Concern

    #6099

    Kathy G
    Member

    Doreen hope all is well with you please post when you can – was thinking about you today.

    #6100

    doreen
    Member

    First of all Kathryn, thank you for thinking of me and Suzanne for your support and knowledge and for everyone for all their good wishes and prayers. I was done with my chemo on Wedesday. The week went by so easily so they sent me home on Thursday. By the time I got home on thursday, that night I was so sick with a fever and stomach cramps. I went in early on Friday morning with my blood tests and they re-admitted me. I felt so terrible. They hooked me up to antibiotics and its now Sunday and I am starting to finally feel like myself. My white count is only .4 so they want to keep me on antibiotics until that goes up. I hope that does not take another 2 weeks??!! any one know? I know it varies with everyone but I want to go back home so bad. Thoughts of you call and hoping this finds you happy and well. Doreen

    #6101

    Kathy G
    Member

    Hang in there – sounds like there are better days coming. Those antibiotics can do wonders in a short time for how you feel – hope they kick in soon. Take care and keep us posted on your progress.

    Kathy

    #6102

    Suzanne
    Member

    Doreen, hang in there girl. You must have twisted someone’s arm to get out with such a low white count. They always had a target for me before they would even consider it. Been a while, but I think I remember 500-or .5 depending on how they express the #’s- neutrophils at a minimum. Running a fever and getting infections is pretty much par for the course and to be expected when they take your white count down like that. Keep in sight that we hope they killed those diseased blasts off so you will be eligible for your transplant. Hoping for the best.

    #6103

    Kathryn
    Member

    Hey Doreen, I am so sorry you had to go back to the hospital. I said some extra prayers for you this morning! smile I hope that your stay is a short one!!!! Keep your positive outlook and I’m sure you’ll be home in no time.

    Sending you hugs, love and best wishes,

    Kathryn

    #6104

    KP2112
    Member

    Doreen,

    I hope you are well and feeling alright. Just think of when your blasts are down and look toward the future and the potential of a transplant. Just think of all the challenges people go through in this forum. You will get through this.

    Kind Regards,
    Karen P.

    #6105

    doreen
    Member

    Hello.. I am back out of the hospital. I had C-diff, an intestinal infection. Whew! glad they semi have that out of control. Home again. Neutropenbic, and impatiently waiting for those counts to come up and being very careful! Kathyrn, thanks for the little extra. It must have helped. Good news is that the chemo did get rid of the blasts but need to take another one when my counts come back up. Bad news is that my hair is thinning very quickly!!! Smiling today and glad I am alive. Thanks everyone for your support!

    #6106

    doreen
    Member

    Hello.. I am back out of the hospital. I had C-diff, an intestinal infection. Whew! glad they semi have that out of control. Home again. Neutropenbic, and impatiently waiting for those counts to come up and being very careful! Kathyrn, thanks for the little extra. It must have helped. Good news is that the chemo did get rid of the blasts but need to take another one when my counts come back up. Bad news is that my hair is thinning very quickly!!! Smiling today and glad I am alive. Thanks everyone for your support!

    #6107

    Terri
    Member

    wishing you the best, Continued prayers.

    #6108

    Suzanne
    Member

    Doreen, When the hair starts to go it is a blessing to just get rid of it-otherwise you shed all over the place!I had mine shaved off. It will go again with the second round anyway. nice thing is it does come back -sometimes different. Mine is thicker and much darker-no curls to my great regret. I actually loved not worrying about it and getting to try out a super short style I had never had the nerve to do-found out men’s lives are so much simpler-shower and go! I had no hair cuts to pay for and did not touch a blow dryer for months. So glad your blasts are gone. Hope you have some smooth sailing from here.

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