A slight setback

Three weeks ago should have seen the start of the third cycle of chemotherapy. However, tests showed that my neutrophil granulocyte (a type of white blood cell involved in the immune system) level was so low that my oncologist was not prepared to risk me getting ill with an infection. I have, therefore, been on a break from chemo until my immune system has recovered. This is both good and bad news. I am assured that there will not be any negative effect on my treatment, although I do not feel totally convinced. On the other hand, during the break in treatment I have had a lot more energy for daily activities – the tiredness due to the electromagnetic treatment is still there though.

I had my blood cell counts measured again today, with satisfactory results and have now been given the green light to get back on track with the chemo. I also went for a(n) MRI scan, which will show what is happening inside my head. The rumours of there being a complete vacuum are slightly exaggerated. My hope is that there will be no signs of adverse changes, and that I can start to get my life back. Fingers crossed that I should get some good news later this week.

In the mean time we are staying safe and taking all necessary Covid precautions.

Henrik making sure that I stay safe

Published by Topherwelch

Just an ordinary guy trying to live an ordinary life. I do ordinary things like run, cycle and ski. I swim if I have to. I enjoy all sorts of music and like to play some too. I enjoy good food - maybe too much - and a glass or two.

8 thoughts on “A slight setback

  1. Jag håller mina tummar för dig Chris. Jag sätter så otroligt stort värde på dina uppdatering. Dina klarsynthet och din underbar humor. Två bra egenskaper för att klara av tuffa utmaningar/ Kram


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