My platelet count was up to 72,000 this morning from 56,000 on Monday. The oncologist said that I can’t have chemotherapy unless the count is over 100,000. My blood just needs time to build back up because it’s weary from the previous 5 treatments. He said there’s nothing I can do to build it up because it just takes time.
I’ll add that building up the platelet count also takes prayer. Prayer, I believe, brought the count up 20,000 in two days. Prayer will bring the count up to a very solid number by next Thursday. My final, bell-ringing, end-of-this-round, chemotherapy treatment #6 will be next Thursday, July 26, beginning about 9 am or so. The lab was almost fully booked on Wednesday, so Thursday it will be. I expect my platelets to be strong enough to be running races and turning cartwheels by then.
Time and prayer. Prayer and time. God will take care of the details and the outcome. I rest in the knowledge that He is faithful and good.