Dec 19, 2009 - 11:02 am
My husband Charlie, saw his oncologist on Thursday - good report; sees no evidence of cancer. Praise the Lord! He's seeing both the rad onc. and reg. onc. every three months now. His blood work was great except his platelets are at 65,000. They've flucuated between 108,00 to now 65,000 from June to now. But in Sept. were at 85,000. Now he had just finished a round of augmention for a bad sinus infection on Sun. before he saw the doc on Thursday and he had to take a Z-pak the last of Oct. for a bad cold. So now the onc. wants him to come in Tues. and draw some marrow fluid to see why the platelets aren't regenerating faster, I guess. My husband asked if it was cancer related and he told him no - it's just that they had dropped and stayed down; he was very pleased with what he's seeing; it's just being the perfectionist this doc is (and he is he's all about medicine 24/7)! He said he may need to give him something to boost them or it may just be still recovering from the chemo. He had three inductive chemos last Dec. and Jan. two little carbos treatment during radiation and 35 rad treatments which he finished in April. His Pet Scan in Sept. was fantastic. So, being the basketcase wife I am, I was wondering if anybody out there has experienced this. Thanks and Merry Christmas to all and God Bless!