Well today was supposed to be my 2nd dose of Gemzar for this cycle, but my counts are just a little too low. Dr T said we will skip this dose, then next week is my regular off week and I’ll start a new cycle on Feb 12. This is the first time I’ve had trouble with my counts, but I know its a common side effect with this drug. I have to keep an eye on my temperature and call immediately if I get a fever. I also have to try to avoid obviously sick people and delay the TB test I was supposed to get as part of my volunteer orientation.
This afternoon I had an appointment with the volunteer coordinator to get started with paperwork. Thanks Pam and Cheryl for the recommendations! I have an orientation on Monday and I’ll probably start at the end of the month, depending mostly on when I’m able to get the 2 TB tests they want.
Tomorrow will be my last day of work. I can’t believe it came that quickly and it doesn’t quite seem possible. I’m sad and excited at the same time. I work with a lot of great people that I’ll miss seeing, but I am looking forward to being able to take thinks a little slower and to focus on the kids more.