Today’s labs were drama-free, a first for me. While my platelets took another nose dive (down to 57,000), those results aren’t important right now. Scans are already scheduled for February 7, and no tumor growth then means I continue the trial, and the platelet count becomes relevant again. They should rebound in two weeks, so today’s results are just numbers until February 10.
Of course, low platelets mean that I once again have to pay attention to warning signs for internal bleeding (none so far!). General malaise and fatigue are also part of the package, but I’m taking care of myself. In early January an oncology nurse said that he wished he could say to drink a milk shake everyday, but that wouldn’t help. Too bad because wouldn’t that have been an interesting solution!
No drama, no stress, no worries—and I am thankful for this news today!
Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. (Psalm 62:5-6)