Today has been a quiet day for us we have just taken life easy.
A lazy morning and a lazy breakfast We feel life is going to be so busy as April unfolds.
The London Appointment is April 4th for the London trip. The CD’s of my scan arrived but we cant cheat and look at them becuase we havent got the Hospital programe needed to download to read.
A friend had told me that Sainsbury’s were having a sale on all cleaning products so we went and gave the dog a walk on Tankerton slope where we gave him a game of football and then carried on to Sainsbury and had a great buy to stock the cupboards up for Im going back into Chemo and you have to keep everything so clean as it reduces the Immune system and you can catch virus’s so easy
I came home and had lunch and a coffee and then went to visit my friend to have a chat until her husband came in with the wonderful smell of fish and chips and it smelt divine.
I had an email and it was an Interview from a lovely lady in the USA for the ADAO week of Awareness they really are going to use my story to close the week on Im really honoured that they think me so interesting.
Im playing a big part in this and I hope it all goes well for Linda Reinstein xx
Chemotherapy hurts your immune system by lowering the number of white blood cells produced in your body. White blood cells are important in preventing and fighting infections.
Chemotherapy tends to lower the number of white blood cells because it destroys any cells in your body that grow quickly. These include cancer cells, but also the rapidly growing healthy cells in your hair, digestive system, and bone marrow—where blood cells are produced.
It is important to remember that different types of chemotherapy affect the immune system differently and that individual responses to treatment can vary widely. You will have frequent blood tests during chemotherapy so that your doctor can monitor the levels of different blood cells in your body. Your white blood cell count may not go down significantly during chemotherapy. However, if it falls below a certain level, you will have a condition called neutropenia (pronounced: noo-tro-PEE-nee-ya). In this condition, your white blood cell level is extremely low and you are at a high risk for infection.
If your blood tests show that your white blood cell level is low, or that you have neutropenia, you will have to:
- take special precautions to prevent infection
- report any suspected infection to your doctor immediately
- possibly receive injections of a substance that stimulates the growth of white blood cells