Went in for my blood test Friday 18th and talked to the Oncologist. Don’t know how test came out… This place isn’t big on sharing the information in my folder. In fact, they GUARD the file like many other doctors’ offices do. I just don’t understand, if it’s YOUR file, your information, you paid for… what is the big secrete? At University of Chicago, they not only show you, they have copies ready for you, of everything. They don’t use the front folder flap to cover your reports if they see you are trying to glance over at it.
After telling the Oncologist how paralyzed I was the first week & how good for nothing I still was the 2nd week, he decided to try this week’s treatment without the Neulasta (which is the drug that forces your body to produce white blood cells to fight any potential infections). I’m happy that I may not have as much pain & trouble I had the last time, but I am extremely fearful of the potential for infection of any kind. From a cut, from food that may not be perfectly “kosher”, a cold… This is the time of year our allergies kick in and I more often then not end up with bronchitis or pneumonia. The ramifications of that are now frightening.
Next treatment – This Friday 25th.