I am getting frustrated with this one step forward, two steps back dance that I'm doing with my treatments and healing. On Thursday, my fever went too high, and I had to go in to the doctor to get my blood work checked. My white blood cell counts were up, and I was no longer neutropenic thankfully. Since I didn't feel bad, we weren't sure what infection was going on exactly, but they put me on a heavy hitting antibiotic.
Last night, my left arm & side were hurting more than normal, and today I had to go in to the plastic surgeon due to some problems. I have an infection on my left side in the surgery area that we are really hoping is limited to the skin, but apparently, that is what was causing the fever. The antibiotic I have should work on it. I will have to see the plastic surgeon as least twice more over the next couple weeks and be completely cleared up before he will allow me to return back to chemo. I don't want an infection to go crazy as that could delay things even more, of course, but I finally felt like we were fighting the cells in the blood/liver. I have this crazy image of cancer cells having a party in my blood, and I hate the idea of giving them more time to fiesta. I just want to kill them, not give them party hats!
Please pray that the antibiotic will work and that my body will completely clear the infection so that I can go back to fighting as quickly as possible!