On Beyond Cancer

My life with metastatic breast cancer

No chemo today July 16, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — onbeyondcancer @ 6:20 pm

I did not get chemo today because my platelets (part of your blood responsible for clotting) were too low.  This is a common side effect of carboplatin and they were borderline last week, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. I have to take the week off and try again next week.  I asked, of course, but there was no shot or vitamin I could take to boost my platelets.  The nurse suggested that if it continued to be a problem, Dr T might change me from a 3 weeks on/ 1 week off to a 2 weeks on/ 1 week off schedule.  Just have to wait and see.  Since my chemo buddy and I already had babysitters, we went shopping instead.;)


6 Responses to “No chemo today”

  1. Aunt Amy Says:

    Shopping sounds fun!

  2. Clarke, Wilford E Says:

    So what did you buy? You can’t leave us hanging like that….. ☺ Love, Dad

    Bill Clarke | Senior Director, Technical Solution Architect | Cloud Services | NTT DATA Inc | 410.353.9569 | Wilford.Clarke@nttdata.com

  3. Robin Says:

    That sounds like so much more fun!

  4. Cindy Peltier Says:

    Glad you enjoyed your day,

  5. Jennifer Gilbertson Says:

    Yeah, I’m glad to hear the follow-up about what you bought, Karissa. Glad that you and your buddy made other plans together–sweet! 😉 Enjoy those purchases and good luck getting back on schedule in the next week or so 🙂 Love & Hugs, Jennifer & Family

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