I went in for blood work on Wednesday, and my neutrophils had gone up to a healthier 1.9 from 1 the previous Wednesday, so chemo went ahead as scheduled. I was tired by the end of the day, mostly because I had been lying down for 6 hours. I increased my sleeping pill to 1/2 to counteract the steroids, and slept well for about 7 hours.
I woke up today full of pep and had a very active day, driving to North York Hospital to pick up a CD of my first CT scan to send to Minneapolis, and buying a beautiful leather rocking chair and a side table from Craig's list. Rick, Eric and JP were busy installing a wooden backsplash over the kitchen counter, and we found the shelving in the garage that had been taken down when cupboards were installed a few years back. By tomorrow they should be on the wall, and we can begin moving our things downstairs. At some point we are going to have to find time to grocery shop - we are out of everything! I mowed the lawn this evening and will try to do some gardening tomorrow while I still feel good. Saturday to Tuesday will be my dreadful days, and then it will get better for the next week.