After 5 full days of being in the comfort of my home I’m still not my usual chipper self. Exhaustion has taken over my body. Total exhaustion. I accepted that it could be the result of a vacation for the first few days. After all, being tired after unpacking, doing laundry, restocking the cupboards, etc. is expected. But, I was showing no signs of improvement from one day to the next.
Quickly I transitioned into Monitor Mode. Temperature readings were taken (and continue to be taken) at morning, noon, and night. My water consumption is also kept a close eye on. I’ve found that these two things are tell-tale signs if I’m getting sick.
It was no surprise that my Thursday blood test results were alarming. My white cell and neutrophil counts are low. Too low.
I’m in the process to get the okay from Dr S to begin taking herbs prescribed by my naturopath, Dr Vickers, that can help boost my numbers. I’m willing to do anything I can. If the numbers don’t get back to an acceptable low my Crizotinib dosage will be modified. The thought of my dosage being decreased really freaks me out. (Really!)
My next blood check up will take place Thursday. Until then, I hope to not drive myself too crazy thinking and over-thinking about results.