So, I survived -- I did FEC-H #1 three weeks ago and I lived to tell the tale.
Now it is time to do dose #2.
So I met with Dr. Y today to touch base and found out that my blood counts are *potentially* too low for treatment. Doh! I'm scheduled for treatment tomorrow, which is good because if I were planning to do it today, he would have turned me down.
I'm already drinking tons of marrow broth and avoiding sugar. So, what is it?! Joe asked what we/ I should do and/or not do between now and tomorrow morning to bring the numbers up. In a nutshell, Dr. Y said, "Avoid stress."
He said when he sees numbers like mine when he was expecting everything to be on target it is generally due to the patient experiencing stress.
So, what's stressing me out? I have no idea. Seriously. It sounds like an oxymoron to ask a cancer patient why she's stressed, but really I'm not that stressed about the cancer these days (or the treatment). (By the same token, it sounds like a oxymoron to ask a parent why they are stressed!)
But I can't even think about what might be stressing me out that hard because that is stressful. It's the chicken & the egg conundrum.
I have to actively NOT stress. But how? I mean, I already feel pretty laid back. I really haven't felt very stressed lately... How can be even less stressed?
Cue the lunch date on the patio at Kelly's French Bakery with my dear friend Michelle. Then, usher Nia off to the boardwalk & dinner with her buddy Lennon (thank you, Whitney!!) while I nap/paint my toenails/watch a comedy/think happy thoughts/read chic-lit in the bathtub while surrounded by bubbles and candles and Enya....
Hmmm, was it a bad idea to start my day this morning bopping to Eminem's angry beats...?
What do you do to de-stress?