Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tendon Pain Better Since Chemo..... Weird, huh?

So is it a coincidence that my tendon pain has subsided dramatically since the chemo or what? I find that I have had much less tendon pain and no light sensitivity since I have been home from the hospital. My toes are bending freely now and are no longer frozen. I can almost squat again and can bend at my hips. All of these things created major pain from the Cipro.

I did recently have two shots of Neuprogen due to extremely low white blood cells and that has caused a fair amount of bone pain. I guess that bone pain is often associated with leukemia and is to be expected. The Neuprogen shots kind of kick start your bone marrow into making more white blood cells and also causes bone pain.

I was amazed at the amount of nurses that had never heard of floroquinolone poisoning and how devastating that it can be. The confirmed that they give it "all of the time." Scary, huh? 'Bout all for now, this body wears out quickly these days. Hope you are all feeling better.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Cipro/Leukemia Update

Well, it has been almost a month since I was diagnosed with CML, Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, and other than being "tired", I am doing pretty well. My white cells are in the normal range which is a great thing, but my platelets and red cells are down at the bottom of the barrel. Will be testing blood again tomorrow. Guess this is now a weekly routine.

Looking back at my initial side effects to Cipro it almost seems impossible to comprehend that they were by far worse than anything that this CML has thrown at me! Crazy, huh? Leukemia is life threatening and Cipro Poisoning makes you feels as though you want to die. The pain and suffering that I experienced with Cipro almost made me not want to live, leukemia has made me want to fight to live.

I must say that my Cipro symptoms have subsided drastically during the past  11 months. The only real issues that I still have are in the balls of my feet and the joints in my toes. I tough one for a dancer! Somehow I have managed to dance through the cipro poisoning and now I shall be dancing through leukemia. I truly believe that my stubborn tenacious nature  has helped me to endure and thrive despite all of these roadblocks.

Hard to believe that the guy upstairs didn't think that I already had enough to yadda, yadda about. For those of you interested in following my CML story I have started another blog: Dancing My Way Through Leukemia. Thanks for listening and all of your support. Hope all of you are gaining in your own personal battle against Floroquinilone Poisoning!