Mike Cousins

Good News Finally!

November 01, 2005

I just got back from my appointment at the hospital.

  • My white blood cell counts are up to a decent level so I won’t need to increase the number of Neupogen shots any more. They will remain at 4 per treatment (days 5, 6, 7, 8).
  • My lung test shows that I have 130% of normal capacity, well above average, but I told him that I’m feeling quite a bit better without the Bleo in the last treatment. Even though I still have good lungs, I know that they were much better before chemo. He’s decided to withold the Bleo for the rest so I think my lungs might be fine and scuba diving might happen again!
  • My liver is clean! This means that it was a cancerous tumor and that the chemo has killed it all off. This is great news because it means the chemo is working and that I didn’t have any other liver issues!

4th chemo is going to happen tomorrow and I’m happy now that I know that everything is going well. One third done after this one!

Written by Mike Cousins who lives and works in Calgary building useful things. You should follow him on Twitter