Friday, October 21, 2011

Labs Today

I had to go and do labs... 45 minute drive to take some blood and check my INR level.  That's to make sure my blood is thin enough, I guess.  Don't want to clot.

My level was low... can't remember the exact number, but was below a 2.  They want it around 2.5.  So they upped my Coumadin dosage a little bit, but only for two days a week.  So now it's 5 mg per day, except two days a week I have to take 7.5 mg.  They also want me to come back for labs in 10-14 days.

14 days would be the Friday before my next chemo, so I hoped we could just wait the 2 extra days and do it on that Monday.  Nooooo, I have to make an extra trip.  So my appointment is Wednesday, Nov. 2nd at 10:00 am.  :(

So far this week I've only noticed a few minor reactions... not sure what is the chemo and what may be the Allopurinol.  Or maybe it was just the mass death of cancer cells.  Anyways, tonight is my last day for taking the Allopurinol... so that will hopefully shed some light in the next few days.

I have had some cramping, very tired (no energy what-so-ever), some dizziness, awful lack of concentration.  Have slept a great deal.  No nausea, but a decrease in appetite.

We'll see how it goes next week.