What Goes Up Must Come Down
My oncologist has assured me that the treatment delay isn't a big deal. Since we're not treating any visible disease, an extended dealy will not have the same adverse effects as were possible when there were visible active tumors.
On Monday, I will go back in for more extensive blood tests to see if we can pinpoint the cause of my lower platelet levels or at least eliminate any potential problems. Most likely, it is just due to the amount of chemotherapy I have had this year combined with major surgery. According to my research, it is a known potential side effect of the drugs I have received.
I'm not going to worry about it. There's nothing that I can do to elevate my platelets and I don't believe that anything is seriously wrong (at least nothing new). My white cells and hemoglobin are just under normal levels. I'll just wait and see what the numbers are on Monday.
I can't wait until I have the chance to see this!