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Yes, these are my feet, and yes, I put my shoes on the wrong feet the other day!! I haven't done that since I was three years old. They say that chemotherapy effects your brain. You can't remember things well, you can't recall names and words. They call this "chemo brain". It lasts throughout chemotherapy treatment and for some time afterward. Obviously, it has effected my brain! I told Mark that I have reverted to being a three year old - I put my shoes on the wrong feet and I use the bathroom in my pants! OK, it's in a bag, so it's not exactly the same, but still...
I was not able to receive my chemo treatment this week because my platelet count was too low. Normal platelet counts are 150,000 - 450,000. My platelet count today was 45,000. It needs to be at least 100,000 for me to safely receive chemotherapy. While I am disappointed that I won't be able to get one more treatment out of the way, I am happy that I won't be feeling sick on Christmas and I will get to attend the Christmas Eve services at COF!! There is nothing special I can do to increase my platelet count but continue to rest and eat well. With time, my bone marrow will eventually replace the platelets that have been lost. I return to the doctor next week to check my blood counts. If the platelets are back up then I will start my next treatment next Monday. Please pray that I will have a platelet count of 100,000 + next Monday. Thanks!