Monday, July 28, 2008
My white blood cell count is low again, so my oncologist has suspended my interferon shots. I have mixed feelings when this happens. On the one hand, it’s a relief when the side-effects subside, as they always do within a couple of days of stopping. I was deeply fatigued over the weekend, and I hate feeling that way. On the other hand, if the immunotherapy is to have its optimal effect, then I need to stay with the program. This is the fourth interruption I’ve had, which doesn’t bode well for completing a full year of treatment. I’ll start my shots again next Monday at three-quarters strength, assuming my WBC count is back in line.