It has been 223 days since I started my ALL protocol on
8 different chemo meds
6 spinal taps
1 bone marrow aspiration
15 days of radiation
28 days in the hospital
1 trip to the ER
My blood counts have been down to zero on several occasions and today, today I am proud to report:
What this means is I am now producing my OWN blood cells! I am totally out of the woods immune system-wise and as long as I stay away from knife fighting for the next few days, I should be fine.
Also, at my lowest points my secondary drug use looked like this:
GI: Zofran, pepcid, tums, stool softener, laxatives
Sleep: klonopin, ambien
Itchiness: Claritin, benedryl
Some days I would literally take ALL of these drugs. But for the last 5 days I have taken nothing but my glutamine. Goodbye secondary drugs!
And hello period! In the last 8 months I have only missed 1 menstrual period! Holler, ovaries!
I have several terrible pictures that I took over the weekend I spent in
Next week Dr. K and I are going to talk Hickman removal, ORAL methotrexate, and long-term treatment.
This weekend is National Public Lands Day and I am going to
I finally feel as amazing as a person finished with horrible chemo should. Thank you to all my readers who think nice things for me and my blood cells. I’m sure we’re all ready for phase 3 of this blog: Fall 2008—JessieO Dates Every Eligible Man in