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sandysp
Posts: 862
Joined: May 2011

Platelets dropped 40 points again. How weird is that? 8.3 now. They are supposed to be at 100. 8 is when they give you a platelet transfusion. Tomorrow they won't give me radiation until after I have had a blood test. Hopefully this is nadir or whatever you call it and I will have finally pulled out. No chemo-therapy this week. I hope this doesn't interfere too much with treatment plan.

Dog Girl
Posts: 100
Joined: Sep 2010

Sandy,

OK, I'm going off subject, because I think I just recognized two
cocker spaniels on your couch? I'm currently the "mother" of my
fourth cocker, a B&W parti color. I have a t-shirt that says "She's
not my pet; I'm her person." I hope your dogs are giving you as much
comfort and laughter as mine gave me when I went through treatment.

Sorry to hear about your platelets. I did OK with that; my burns
were my personal hell. From reading all the posts it seems like we
all had something, (mouth sores, burns, low platelets, etc...), but
no one had everything thank goodness.

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RoseC
Posts: 557
Joined: Jun 2011

I had everything. Make sure they pay attention to your platelets. They are very important. If they choose to delay chemo or radiation, let them. Rest when you can, and keep eating proteins.

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mp327
Posts: 3698
Joined: Jan 2010

Nadir will hit at day 14 in a cycle (mid-point). I'm not sure where you're at in your cycle, Sandy, but a platelet drop is not uncommon. Mine got very low, but not low enough to put a halt to treatment. I'm glad your blood counts are being monitored. Please let us know how the blood test comes out.

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