My daughter Amanda went with me to the Writers Festival last Saturday at the Miami Branch Library in Clermont County. It was great sharing a table with Rebecca Waters. I bought her book, Libby's Cuppa Joe, and it is a wonderful Christian book! It has many surprises and isn't preachy but shows how drawing close to God is possible after making wrong choices.
Tom and I went to my appointment yesterday to meet with my Nurse Practitioner, Lisa. Before I got to see her, I had to have blood drawn. The first nurse stuck me twice but couldn't get enough blood. She left to get another nurse. She stuck me in my hand on other arm and nothing there. A third nurse came and she got 3 tubes filled with my blood on the first try. Unfortunately, my white blood count is very low. Lisa said my bone marrow is having trouble recovering from my chemo. She called an antibiotic in to the pharmacy because of a concern that I'll become ill with an infection. I haven't had a fever yet.
She told me that I'm at higher risk to have other cancers because of the chemo treatments. I knew this from my previous research. I should have a mammogram and etc. I am not worried and have faith that I won't get other cancers.
I will have a CT scan in a few weeks before my next appointment on October 30th. I'll see Dr. Herms and he will go over the scan's results. I also start my maintenance therapy on this date. I'll have maintenance for 2 years but only every other month and just one drug IV infusion. It should only take 3 hours at the most. Yes, I've decided to do the maintenance therapy but hate the expense for it.
I write Amish fiction, Christian fiction, Historical Christian fiction, Contemporary Romances, and Chick-Lit Mystery. I am a wife, mother, and grandmother. I have 6 wonderful children and 4 adorable grandchildren.