|Cancer patients are cracked in the head!|
Well, it has now been five days since increasing my medication of Sprycel. The only real difference that I have noticed is an increased fatigue and hair loss. The hair loss could be from the chemotherapy that I received six weeks ago or the combination of both. It hasn't started falling out in handfuls, but falls out more and more every day. At this point, I wish it would just make up its’ mind; either all fall out or just stop. This little bit here and little bit there is really annoying! I feel like a shedding puppy.
Seems as though the increase hasn’t negatively affected my blood count; at least not yet. I believe that the Neupogen has helped to increase my white blood cells to the highest that they have been since being diagnosed with leukemia. The white cells are a whopping 9,100….whoop, whoop! The reds are still low at 3,760 and the platelets are in the normal range at 167,000. What will another week bring?
Tonight is our regular Country 2 Step dance lessons at The Borderline. I also have a private lesson with Joe to begin to get ready for LAPD; Los Angeles Dance Premier. We compete on April 9, 2011. While I understand that many of you will think that I have rocks in my head, I need to do this for myself. I need to do it to prove that this dag-on cancer hasn’t gotten the best of me and that I am not going to let it! This competition will not be against the other competitors; this one will be against the leukemia.
Typically we dance eight dances. This competition we will be leaving out the most strenuous dances, so that I will not have to be peeled off of the dance floor. Considering how little we have danced this year and how wobbly and weak I am; this is going to be a huge challenge. My goal; Compete in five dances and do the very best that I can. I have three one hour practices to pull it together. Hopefully I will still have enough hair on my head so that we won’t have to stone it!