Sunday, June 8, 2008

Waiting for Test Results

At my appointment Friday, June 6th, my oncologist said my white blood cell and platelet numbers are going down and that the red blood cell count will soon follow. We're waiting for results that will come Monday or Tuesday that will determine what treatment I will have next. If my estrogen level is high, we'll know that my Femara pill I take every day isn't working, and my oncologist suggests removing my ovaries if this is the case. If my estrogen levels are low, the suggestion is that I start chemotherapy--that is unless some drastic improvement happens with my tumor marker number (and we'll know that number Monday or Tuesday).

I personally don't want to do either of these things. Chemo sounds especially awful, since last time I had it my white blood cell count went really low--and this time I'd be starting out low. I'm not sure how well I would tolerate it this time.

I may suggest to my doctors to let me go another month to see what happens.
We'll see!

One way or another it will all work out.


candace said...

Ugh! Hang in there girl, not fun, not fun at all what you are going through.

tatum said...

that really stinks. i am praying for good news today or tomorrow, and am thinking of you a lot. your amazing, this is tough but you can do it.