Making the most of the weekend

31 May

My next chemo is scheduled for Thursday, June 4th. So, I am trying to make the most of this weekend (I always feel my best the weekend before chemo simply because I am further away from the last chemo). This week will be a busy one, lots of work to get done before Thursday. Today though, I got to see lots of friends which was great. I played miniature golf with three girlfriends today. And, this evening went out with another girlfriend to a movie. It was great to spend time with friends and to get out.

My only regret for the day is that I didn’t exercise – shame on me!  I know that exercise is playing a major role in my getting well so I really can not afford to skip it. So, tomorrow I will do it first thing in the morning. And, since my white blood count is good, I think I will go ahead and make a trip to the gym too (not supposed to do that if my counts are low because of the risk of getting sick).  But, I am doing well so no excuses. I just have to do it.

My red blood count was gradually getting lower with the first two chemos and was below the normal range. This would not be a good trend and would lead to anemia if it were to continue. But, as I have stepped up my exercise, my red blood cell count has gone up. Just one week after my last chemo (my third chemo), my red blood count was back within the normal range. I think this is unusual. In any case, it is definitely a good thing.

So exercise, the gym, cleaning my house and getting ready for the next chemo round, that’s tomorrow’s plan. Oh, and also just relaxing and being happy about the great MRI results! Still smiling about that 🙂

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