This is it. I've bottomed out. Tomorrow I get Neupogen and the regrowth starts. My platelet count is still at 108 which thrills me since I will need a transfusion if it goes below 50. I've become a total germophobe. My in-laws must be proud! (just kidding Mom and Dad)
I have to say that this whole experience has been quite a bit different from what I imagined. I really thought it would be a lot worse than this. Physically it hasn't been at all difficult. But, mentally, I had a couple of days in the beginning where I was wondering if I could just go home. I still have a moment here and there but I force myself to refocus and I'm fine. The only tears I've shed were as soon as Andy walked out the door and only for a half minute or so.
The nausea wasn't anywhere near as bad as expected and being neutropenic isn't that bad either. I didn't think I would be able to walk. When I got on the bed just now I lifted my left leg almost all the way on. I couldn't do that last week!
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this treatment. That's why I started this blog. So far, I've been VERY pleasantly surprised! Phew, I need a nap after all this typing.