Today the medical team led by Andrew Roberts delivered some special news. My WBCs have continued to climb and are currently at 5.0. On top of that the Neutrophils are 3.0 – which technically puts me back into the ‘normal range’ so I am out of the neutropenic stage. Andrew was very happy with this progress!
However there is always good and bad news in this game. Over the past two days I have experienced two bouts of severe nausea and vomiting which has taken me by complete surprise. This has lasted for some time and of course has made be very cautious about food!
Because of the high counts the doctors have come up with a plan for day release for me tomorrow for the afternoon – this should be wonderful- finally after a month a few hours at home. They won’t commit for the discharge date but it is likely to be in the next 2-3 days if things go well.
The only major complaint I have is that I still feel very ‘washed out’ and have trouble keeping my thoughts together. This is pretty much as it was in the early days with chemo brain – not being able to concentrate on anything for more than a few minutes and having trouble sleeping.
As part of preparation to get me home the doctors have to move me off all the IV drugs and onto oral drugs. Not so bad for most of them but the capsules of Cyclosporin are huge and take a bit of getting down (just like the USA Midastaurin drugs).
Anyway things are moving slowly and I will keep you posted.