On Beyond Cancer

My life with metastatic breast cancer

Not getting chemo today January 29, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — onbeyondcancer @ 2:46 pm

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.


6 Responses to “Not getting chemo today”

  1. Your retirement is definitely too early and you couldn´t really see it coming. I hope you´ll have a great farewell tomorrow and find satisfaction in the voluntary job and of course in spending more time with your family.

  2. Margie Says:

    Sounds like the new position at the hospital will keep you so busy that you’ll feel like you just got another job. Enjoy your last day of work! On to new adventures ..
    Love, Mom

  3. Robin Says:

    Hope you enjoy your last day at work and go on to new and fun adventures!

    And I’m hoping you feel better soon and your counts go up. Hugs

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