Last Friday was Cycle 3 Week 2 of my treatment so I thought I would provide a synopsis of my day. When I woke up I knew I wanted to to take my daily self-portrait with my treatment pills before I left for the hospital and I felt it should be different than the typical bland photo I’d taken in the past. So, dosage I walked around until I found a flower patch and decided it would serve as a nice backdrop.
what is ed on Flickr”>Cycle 3 Week 2 Treatment
I then took the bus to the hospital cancer ward where I checked in, what is ed found a room with a free chair, and took my blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and Oxygen Saturation. These numbers I then put on my chart, which the nurse looked at when she came by before she took a single vial of my blood (called a CBC – complete blood count), which measures my White Blood Cells, Neutrophils, Hemoglobin, and Blood Platelets. This particular blood test provides an ongoing monitoring of my response to chemo. About 30 minutes later I received my results which were good and normal in some cases.
White Blood Cells 4.2 (normal 4.5-10.0)
Neutrophils 4.0 (normal 2-7.5)
Hemoglobin 115 (normal 113-178)
Blood Platelets 240 (normal 150-440)
While I waited for the blood test results, the nurse came by to give me my chemo in needle form (140ml and 150ml). As this was the 2nd week, I received the injections in the right side of my stomach. I don’t like needles at all, so I always look away and take myself mentally to a happy place. After this was done, and I had received a small piece of paper with my counts (CBC results), I left the hospital to take the bus home. Another chemo experience done!