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vinny59
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Well it was what I thought, my HGB count is at 9.4, below 10 which is Anemic, my RBCs are at 3.24, she said giving me a transfusion with just coming off Chemo and the stem cell issue would not be a good idea. My WBCs are at 2.4. The did a oxygen test which was normal, she did find out my Vitamin D counts are way to low. She has me taking Citracal (calcium citrate) and 2000 iu of Vitamin D tablets. I really feel horrible to say the least, she said it's to be expected, going to take a few weeks to rebound.... sorry for the long e-mail guys Vinny

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forme
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Hi Vinny,
Sorry to hear that your counts are so low. But you did expect this. I am glad that it was nothing more. Having low counts is more than enough.. Try to take it easy and try to not get to worried. It is always good to check with the Dr. You just have to give yourself some time to recover. It can be a slow process. But the day will come when you say. "oh I feel so much better, didn't even realize"... Lol. Just hang in.
Peaceful healing..
Lisha

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vinny59
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Thanks Lisha, have a safe trip, sanitize your hands constantly!!!!! Vinny

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forme
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Hi Vinny,

I promise... Stay well.. Keep cooking...

Lisha

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dixiegirl
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Hang in there buddy. Give yourself time to heal. The counts will come back up soon I hope!

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merrywinner
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So glad you went and had it checked out. Even though your counts are low it's good to know that they are aware of how you are feeling and there is no immediate danger. Some peace of mind is a very good thing. Great to know you are getting enough oxygen too. I hope you rebound quickly and start to feel better. Do you still go on Wednesday? Mary
Sorry for the late post but I had to work evenings last night.

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vinny59
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Hi Mary, Tom, I still go tomorrow for my shot's, I'm not bouncing back yet I guess in a few weeks, it's really the roughest it's been, but I know it will be getting better! Thanks Again Vinny

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allmost60
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Hi Vinny,
I sure hope the shots work and you can get your counts back up. I think about you every day and say a prayer that each day will get better. You inspire me to stay strong and keep a positive attitude...not to mention keeping me going to the kitchen to cook or just eat when I don't feel like it. Take care....Sue

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tcvine
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Thanks for the update, Vinny.

I know that it's bad for you, but you are now hopefully on the up.
And remember, you are sort of leading the way for us that are behind you - and it helps to read your posts.

Good day to you today,
Tom

truckingalong
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Vinny,

I too take 2000 IU of Vit D daily... Just learned that it helps with the maintenance of joint and muscle comfort. Good to know that! Hope you feel better quickly!

Liz

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