Chemo Hasn’t Killed My Kidneys, and Cancer Can’t Steal My Emotions

Round 3 of chemo should have started yesterday. But blood tests came back and some stuff with my kidneys were still too high to start. In the afternoon, I went to the kidney specialist (very unprepared). In good news, I’m NOT having pain from the cancerous lymph nodes, but I am having body pain from the car accident.

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Facial Hair Loss from Testicular Cancer Treatment

I’m currently at the halfway point of treatment for my testicular cancer. I have seen a difference in hair loss and skin color. I am planning a big shaving reveal. I’m doing everything I can to hold my head up high and overcome everything that has been thrown my way. I knew cancer treatment was expensive, but did not expect the bill collectors so soon. You probably will not guess what triggered the calls.

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The Reality of Hair Loss from Chemo

While at the cancer treatment center, they were trying to control my WBC and problems with my bone marrow caused great pain. I could barely walk. So I was hospitalized again. While I was there, they tried more ways to control the Afib that won’t go away. Before I went home, it finally happened – hair loss.

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Cancer Treatment Complications: White Blood Cell Count, Neulasta & Zarxio

You would think the chemicals from chemotherapy are more than enough for your body to handle. But no, my testicular cancer treatment complications mean a new need for strong drugs to raise my white blood cell count, fix A-Fib, and ward off infections.

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Cancer Leaves Me Needing Help I Normally Provide

I have something to admit about myself that I need to share now. Testicular cancer treatments have me thinking and wanting to talk. And they’re causing me stress about finances. Plus, I’ve received a lot of questions about dealing with cancer, so I answer those.

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