Low Platelets…again:(


Once again my chemo had to be postponed because of low platelets (sigh).  I did get a dose of herceptin, but the other two chemo drugs were postponed till Wednesday.  It’s frustrating to get psyched up for this and then have to wait.

I met with my oncologist this morning.  I will have 6 chemo sessions.  So after this next chemo I’ll be halfway through.  Yippie!  So I’ll finish chemo in early June and the mastectomies will happen in late June followed by 6 weeks of radiation every day and herceptin for a year every week.

I had a great trip to Atlanta to visit my sister and her family.  It was 70 and sunny!  It was a lot of driving…..but Elijah and the girls did well.  The girls stayed in Kentucky with their grandma and grandpa for the week.  I felt a little like I was escaping cancer for the week.  Driving back was a bit difficult knowing what was awaiting me…..and now I wait till Wednesday.

Thanks for all your prayers and little notes of encouragement.  Even strangers when I’m out in public have even started coming up to me and giving me little hugs and words of encouragement.  That’s nice.  So many people have experienced someone they love struggle  with cancer.  It’s a tough thing.  It reminds me there are so many people who care.

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4 thoughts on “Low Platelets…again:(

  1. Beth V. says:

    Jen,

    I’m so glad you got a chance to escape for the week. The fact that the weather was so nice…what a blessing. This has been a very tough and long winter. And, yes, people do care, dear friend. I have people ask me all the time how you are doing.

    You are loved!
    Beth

  2. Deb Kloosterman says:

    Jen – What a breath of fresh air for you to get out of town for a bit…I’m glad it went well and you felt like you could escape cancer for a bit…..I hope too that your platelets are up and treatment is back on track…..and hooray that you are half-way thru chemo after this latest round! ………good to see the end of the treatment tunnel too……..let the bright sun of Spring bring warmth and the love and prayers of so many friends and family bring comfort to all of you…..with hugs and love, Deb

  3. Shelli says:

    Wednesday has come and gone. I’m wondering how your doing … and I’m praying. I love you so much. Thanks for the wonderful pictures. You are beautiful, dear friend… so very beautiful, inside and out. Please hug and kiss your sweet family for me. They are bold and beautiful too! Cling to Jesus —

  4. Karin says:

    Jen! I too am wondering if you were able to receive the rest of the chemo on Wednesday. You are on my heart, on my mind, running all over in my prayers!!! The tapestry of people who have heard your story and are lovingly lifting up up to Jesus is far and wide! I hope you receive strength from that every day. “He will hide me under the rock! I’m safe in the time of trouble!”

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