Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Weekend

Chemo treatment #4 was scheduled to occur on 21-Mar (Good Friday) depending on the outcome of my blood work. My Neutrophil (specific type of white blood cell) count has to be at least 1.5 to administer a chemo infusion (based on the specific protocol of my treatment). My previous treatment, originally scheduled on 22-Feb, had to be delayed by a week since my Neutrophil count was 1.2. To be honest, I was hoping that my Neutrophil count would be under the 1.5 threshold since my family was gathering together for easter at my parents house in Port Huron. I was happy when informed that my Neutrolphil count was 1.4, delaying treatment until 28-Mar.

Deb, the twins, and I went up to Port Huron on Saturday morning. Meg, Em, and Steve also came up for the weekend. We had a relaxing time together as a family. Here we are after the Easter Sunday service.

Side effects are fairly mild by the time I reach 3 weeks from treatment. As you can see, my eyebrows are nearly gone now. Overall, this weekend was the best since I was diagnosed, in terms of energy and spirit. Treatment #4 looms around the corner...