Cancer is a fast growing cell and chemotherapy targets fast growing cells. Other fast growing cells are hair (bye!) and white blood cells (ouch!). The main reason I am able to get 12 weeks of chemo in 8 weeks is because of Neulasta. It builds my cell count quickly. Without it, it would take those extra weeks to build back up.
I will get a blood test on Tuesday the 21st, and on Tuesday the 28th. If the white blood cells are where they should be, I’ll get my next chemo on the 29th.
(Photo: Eileen and I went to the movies this past weekend with our niece, Lauren. You can figure out who is who.)