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What a Week!



My last chemo was March 16 and I received the neulasta shot on 3/17. The neulasta shot normally rebuilds the white blood cells. I was feeling somewhat drained and just attributed this to cumulative chemo. I went to our daughter's house to watch our grandson and felt okay at 8 am. By 10 am I was vomiting and had diarrhea but with no fever. I then began to see stars so called my husband and daughter, and then the oncologist. We went to the cancer center at the hospital where I am receiving treatmnt and my blood pressure was 65/42. I thought there was something wrong with the machine as I had never seen it that low. The oncologist admitted me to the hospital and my white blood cell count was at .5 and my red bloos cell count was very low. They put me in isolation and began administering antibiotics and giving me neuprogren shots. I received two units of blood on one day. I received another unit on another day. I have never received blood so this was a new experience for me.. When you receive blood, they monitor your vitals every 45 minutes to make sure there is no reaction.


On the way to the hospital, I felt so bad that I thought for the first time ever "well, this could be the day." I am happy our creator has other plans. It was amazing but I also felt the presence of my mom who passed away over 10 years ago walking "this walk" with me with her hand on my shoulder tellling me I am here with you.


I am on my way to recovery. My white blood cell count has gone from .5 to 14.8 which is a good thing. The blood transfusions are getting my blood pressure up to almost 90/60.


I am just looking forward to getting home and enjoying some outdoor sunshine. I have faith this part of my recovery journey will soon be over and life will return to some sense of normalcy (maybe a week without doctor appointments and etc.).


Thanks for listening...I just had to put what has been happening in writing so I csn move on. I am so thankful for Stroke Net.



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hey Stessie, my that was a close call! I don't think I have seen BP readings that low either! So glad you got to hospital and some treatment started the BP back up again.


You are sensational, and as brave as a Lion, no doubt about it. I am so pleased you are going to continue your work with US, I know there is a light at the end of the tunnel for you now.


(((Hugs))) from Sue.

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There is no doubt you are in my prayers... I am glad you listened to your body and got help.


Positive thoughts, prayers and hugs are with you.



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you are always in my thoughts and prayers. I am glad you are feeling much better. your blog always inspires me and I am so glad you are sharing your journey with us.




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Stessie, I'm soooooo happy for you and any woman that has to face this experience. I always say God knows best, we can only guess!

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Thanks for keeping us up to date. What a scare! Your are in my prayers always. Yes, Get stronger soon. Spring is sprung.


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hi stessie, as always you amaze me with your strength and courage to keep fighting the good fight. i'm so happy you got to the hospital and got what you needed to feel better. i hope you continue to stay well. you are always in my thoughts and prayers. keep us updated as you can and get out to enjoy the spring sunshine and smell the flowers. love you.



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