Well, fiddlesticks. Had my blood drawn this morning in anticipation of chemo tomorrow. My white blood count is low...specifically the neutrophils which are those white cells that make up the first line of defense against infection.
That means first of all that my immune system is compromised.
Secondly it means I won't be having chemo session #5 tomorrow.
I'm really bummed about that. Session #5 has been postponed twice already...my previous chemo was five weeks ago. I'm rescheduled for next week and it will have been SIX weeks since last chemo...that is, IF my counts are acceptable by next week.
I am sitting here sighing. It's bad enough to have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer but I hate it that I can't even do the chemotherapy as scheduled.
You might be wondering "how I feel". Physically I feel rather good. We walk daily. Some days we even ride our bikes. I'm puttering around the house and the yard and garden and generally keeping busy. So physically I feel good. Mentally? I'm bummed.