Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Not-so-lucky Number 13

Yesterday was supposed to be my 13th round of chemo. Unfortunately, my lab work came back with less than stellar results. My white blood cell count was 900...normal is 5,000-10,000! So my treatment was postponed for a week. While this isn't the biggest deal, it just means my chemo timeline was extended by a week, which is pretty discouraging for someone who's been counting down the weeks since October.

The other tough thing is that I traveled on a plane (can you say hello germs?!) twice in the past week and returned home to a sick husband. Here's hoping the masks on the plane helped and Brian was done with his contagiousness before he got home.

On the bright side, at least I had fun while my white blood cells were deteriorating. Hawaii was a blast...the warmth of both the sun and my friends was good for my soul.

I plan on partaking in lots of oysters and vitamin C this week (zinc is supposed to be a WBC booster!) If any of you have any other recommendations, please pass them my way...


  1. Hi Erin. I just found/started reading your blog last week. You are so beautiful and strong and I admire you. I'm glad you had a great time in Hawaii, I just went back in October and think about it everyday. I hope you continue to stay strong and I wish you nothing but the best! :)

    Kristina :)

  2. I am glad you had fun in Hawaii living it up! If there is 1 person in this world who earned a holiday, it is you. I hope you don't come down with anything in the next few days (have you tried cold FX? I swear by it!).