Today was a success - platelets were up to 135,000 from two weeks at about 60,000. Next week is off then start a new round Feb 12. If that round goes ok onc wants another CT scan and then regroup depending on those results and my ability to keep platelets high enough. She's definitely talking about taking several weeks off regardless - I may have to push her hard to keep chemo going as long as my body can take it and tumors keep getting smaller.
She wants the body to heal low platelets by itself. I'm trying with diet (red meat sounds good to me), more exercise, and more vitamins.
In my pre-CC days I donated 15 gallons of blood. Any bets on how much of a discount I would get if I needed blood? My money is on nada.
I had been taking turmeric until I read the following from Sloan Kettering.
"Anticoagulants / Antiplatelets: Turmeric may increase risk of bleeding, as it also has antiplatelet properties."
On the up side, I turned in letter of intent to retire. I've been working, mostly at home, 3-10 hours per week. Too much to do to keep that up for muck longer. Spring is coming with yard work and gardening.
It's late and I'm going to pay for this tomorrow (later today?). But when the spirit moves me I can't sleep and tossing and turning keeps Aimee awake. The cat has come down several times to walk across the keyboard to tell me it's time for bed.
Fighting with dignity, not desperation. Live, Laugh, Love - One Day at a Time.
The past has passed.
"Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning." JM Barrie