2nd FAC treatment done

Cathy’s white blood cell count was high enough today that they decided to give her the chemo. She started at 7:00 pm, and my mother is taking her home now (as of 10:53 pm). They also gave her some stronger anti-nausea medication this time, so we’re hoping the vomiting won’t be as severe. No vomiting at all would be wonderful.

Last time, her temperature fluctuated a lot in the few days following the treatment. Obviously, with her white blood cell count being low, she may be susceptible to infections and illnesses that would normally be mild, so changes in temperature are cause for concern. If she gets a significant fever, we’re supposed to take her to the emergency room. Please pray that she’ll be spared any such complications.

Just two more chemo treatments to go. She’s been told that radiation is a cakewalk compared to chemo. (Hopefully that’s true.)

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About Olen Rambow

Teacher. Writer. Erstwhile applied physicist and mathematician.
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9 Responses to 2nd FAC treatment done

  1. Ann Bradford says:

    Radiation is nothing. I never missed a day of work!

  2. Marlene McKee says:

    My heart is with you, dear one. I am praying for you and all those who love you in this trial. May you know His mercy and grace each moment.
    Love you,
    Marlene

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Keep fighting!
    We are all with you!

  4. Steven Liang says:

    Dear cathy:
    我是Steven,咱们当志愿者时的队长。当我知道你患上癌症之后,心里非常难过。看到你的信息,觉得你很坚强,我把你患病的消息告诉了咱们明欣志愿者的其他姐妹,他们都为你加油鼓气!虽然我们不能给你什么物质支持,但请相信我们的心都和你在一起的,我们会一直在北京守候你康复的消息的!不要被病魔所压倒,因为光明就在前面!加油啊!愿神的慈爱与你同在!
    智翔

    • Cathy says:

      谢谢你智翔。大家给我的精神支持很重要,也很让我感动。这是我在这个困难时期最重要的支持!帮我向小组其他姐妹们问好,我很想念你们。

  5. hayley adams says:

    Hi Cathy,

    I am so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I found out I had breast cancer this past May and I am 28. I would love to chat with you and pray with you. My email is hadams04@gmail.com. Contact me if you’d like to chat.

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