My blood work was good today - appropriately up or down on every important component. It's amazing what an extra six days will do for anyone on the receiving end of the toxic drip line. Additionally, the dose of oxaliplatin was reduced to 125 mg (from 176 mg) in an attempt to minimize the peripheral neuropathies. Yeah for that too! Of course, the treatment regimen consumed most of the day (left home at 8am, returned home at 5:15pm). And finally, I will begin to receive neupogen shots (once daily for five days beginning 24 hours after the 5FU pump is disconnected and my PowerPort is deaccessed. Neupogen kick-starts my bone marrow into overproducing neutrophils and white blood cells - and this will hopefully prevent any more treatment delays. If true, I should receive #12 of 12 treatments on November 21... which will make Thanksgiving VERY meaningful this year.
So where does that leave us? 75 percent done. Next one is 83-1/3 percent done, then 91-2/3 percent done, then 100%. No philosophical energy tonight, but thanks for all the spiritual and psychological energy you all sent toward me today. It most certainly helped!