We went back to clinic again this morning for counts and were pleased to see just enough improvement for Scott to go ahead with chemo and steroids.
His bloodwork is weird though. Platelets are through the roof, the white count is very low and again there are immature cells/blasts (blasts can be harmless or they can be cancer) in the peripheral blood. The hemoglobin is the only cell line holding at normal. His monocytes are also very high; hopefully this is an indicator of marrow recovery.
So, we started back on the chemo and within hours the pain started. I refuse to have a repeat of last cycle’s cock-up, so should the pain become unbearable then I will ask to have Scott admitted for proper pain management. We now also have the added responsibility of monitoring his blood pressure and trying to find the correct balance of medicines. I have been told to expect a rise within the coming days now that we are back on steroids again. Lastly his glucose levels were high again so he’s on a strict low sugar diet.
I am so pissed off with cancer.