I’m still working on the cording therapy for lymph node damage on my left arm. I got tired of going up to Lutherville every week. I asked “How long does this therapy take?” Answer “It depends on the person?” Me: “How long?!” Answer: “It varies…”. “Six months?” “Possibly.” So I decided I try locally for the therapy. It may not be as effective, but they said at Hopkins it can’t hurt.
I felt awful suddenly last week (4th of July holiday). For a few days I could barely move one foot in front of the other. I felt 100 years old. I didn’t think to check my temperature because it was hot outside EVERYONE was hot. And I was so chilled working at the Gallery, I assumed it was just over air conditioned. But it was me. I had a fever. Taking the cancer drug lowers my white blood cell count and that can be very dangerous. Any infection can spread without check…even something minor. But when I finally realized it was me (OK maybe all my brain cells weren’t working on all cylinders when I was “off”), I got help from my family doctor. I’m fine now. I’m off the cancer drug for a couple of week until my body recovers and I will have to go to a lower dose.
I’m much happier now because I sank so low, that now that I’m on the upswing it feels great.