Been awhile since I posted. Even longer since I posted blood counts. Here are this weeks counts:
White Blood Cells: 4.4
Mercaptopurine is no fun! I have painful mouth sores. They are getting worse too. Next week I will get my dosage reduced. BUT I have to keep taking the stuff in the mean time. Sigh.
I have been on maintenance drugs now for a month and half. Last week I started noticing I was getting mouth sores, again. Yuck. I called the Oncology office and they suggested adding a daily multi-vitamin. I did and well the mouth sores seem to be going away. Good thing. I don?t think I can do mouth sores for two years. The drugs are cytotoxic so, I was also worried they might be affecting my blood counts too. Thankfully this week?s CBC showed all counts still look good.
Cytotoxic – Toxic to cells, cell-toxic, cell-killing. Any agent or process that kills cells. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are forms of cytotoxic therapy. They kill cells.
Definition from Medicine.Net.
Title of this post taken from Marilyn Manson. Though, I am pretty sure he was writing about a different experience than I am.
I have 460 neutrophils today! I need about 1500 to get out of the hospital, but hey 460 is loads better than the zero I have had since Wednesday!
Second day with no fever.
The bad news? Mouth sores. Ugh. Chemo sucks.