Disappointed by the Numbers

I had a touch base with CancerCare today and while I continue to feel well and get stronger I was disappointed by the numbers.

Blood testing was scheduled for 8:45 and for what ever reason I had to wait quite a while before I was called in. Once in the chair the blood draw only took a few minutes and then I checked in to see the doctor.

After waiting over 1 hour I checked with the desk again. I think I some how got lost in the process but was called in very shortly after I asked about what was happening. I had been expecting to see the oncologist physician assistant but my assigned nurse handled the visit. Blood pressure and a few “how are you doing” question and she’s done. She explains the blood testing results and this is the disappointing part.

Hemoglobin & Plattlets
White Blood Cell Count

These numbers are supposed to be going up! They are currently quite a bit lower than “normal” and I had expected better progress 🙁

The nurse says they can bounce up and down. Next time they better bounce “up” if they know what’s good for them!