Monday's platelet count was 104. This is good news because I dropped another 10 mg of prednisone the previous Friday when my count was 100 and I typically lose platelets over the weekend. This time I made a few. I also began treatment again and had an Avastin infusion along with my IV Ig. On Thursday, I will get Abraxane with IV Ig. I am now going to the doctor only two times a week. It's a huge relief and I continue to remind myself that things are going in the right direction.
Informed Cancer Patient
Thanks to a grant from the YSC Northern New Jersey Chapter, I will be attending the 8th Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer next month. I am really looking forward to it and not just because the weather is going to be lot nicer in Jacksonville, Florida than it is here. This conference is a vital informational and emotional resource for young women who have experienced breast cancer. I find it invigorating and inspiring. It gives me hope for everyone living with cancer. Plus, there are friends to reconnect with and wine to be imbibed. Duh.
A couple of women I love could use some prayers for strength, courage and hope. If you've got them, please pass them along to:
- My friend Sal, whom I met in the UK. She and her husband are a handsome pair of ballroom dancers as well as generous hosts. They opened their home to me and My Love on our last night in the UK and sent us back to the US with our bellies bulging from a proper English breakfast. Sal has been going toe-to-toe with bone mets for awhile and has recently been admitted to the hospital.
- My friend Charnette, whom I see every year at the YSC conference. This week, she started whole brain radiation. She is vivacious, courageous, knows the power of hope and is focused on her new assault on cancer.