Leukemia is cancer that begins in blood cells. Cancer is a group of many related diseases. All cancers begin in cells, which make up blood and other tissues. Normally, cells grow and divide to form new cells as the body needs them. When cells grow old, they die, and new cells take their place.
Sometimes this orderly process goes wrong. New cells form when the body does not need them, and old cells do not die when they should.
Went to the doctor yesterday and things were ok I quess. My white blood count is still the same 34,000 which is better then it was but still not good.They told me that every chemo treatment I get, could be worst and that I could end up getting sick of losing my hair, which sometimes I feel is the worst part. I am grateful that I am going to be ok but the thought of being without hair is not going to well with me. I have chemo again in two weeks so I will know more then.
I had my blood checked twice this week on Monday and Thursday and both times it was still good. So that was very good news to hear, they tell me if my hair is going to fall out it will start this Monday so this is going to be a long weekend. I did not get sick on the chemo so maybe the hair will stay. Have received a lot of cards and phone calls form family and friends, long time ones that you have not hear from in a while which is nice to me that they still consider me a friend. I have a lot of friends that have forms of cancer and are either going thru chemo or raidation or are all ready done so lots of support here. The Relay for Life is coming up and going to walk for that. have done it before for my sister who died of cancer and my mom they lite candles for both of them it was a very touching night. Well to bed a go have to work.
Well done with first week of chemo and so far I don't feel to bad.On Monday my white blood counts was over one million which is very bad and on Thursday after 4 days of chemo it was down to 34 thousand which they tell me is very good. I have to get my blood check every Monday and Thursday for the next three weeks and then start chemo again. I have just have to wait and see if I lose my hair started looking for a wig just in case I need it, really hoping I don't. Well going to try to enjoy this weekend I am off and try not to think bad thoughts. Hope everyone has a nice weekend.