From what I've gathered through Google research, most forms of chemo cause a drop in blood cell counts. Leukemia-specific chemo seems to pack a harder punch in this aspect. Since Leukemia originates in bone marrow, which is where cells and platelets are manufactured, and the chemo targets the bone marrow, blood cell counts drop drastically … Continue reading complications, anyone?
15 years ago, my mom had breast cancer. She was the first person close to me who was ever diagnosed with cancer, so this was the first exposure I had to chemo. She would go to the clinic every two weeks and have chemo on an outpatient basis. As time has gone on, I've known … Continue reading chemotherapy 101
The evening of May 22 was pretty normal for me. It was a Sunday night, so I went to bed at my usual time of 9pm. The following Monday was going to be a long and busy one, as it was my last day in the office before a 10 day vacation. Sometimes I struggle … Continue reading the big c is in the house
This is my third time writing an intro post on this blog. Let's hope take three is a charm and I get into a groove of using this space the way I want to. Welcome to Minneapolis Girl Writes! I'm Nikki and this is my little corner of the inter webs. You'll get to know … Continue reading Welcome.