Oct 24, 2012 - 7:01 pm
I was diagnosed with ALL in 2009 at age 19. I went on a 3 year chemo treatment plan (no radiation and no BMT). I am now 23.
I had an extended chemo plan because of my high risk of relapse. I have been in remission since March 2009. I have stopped all drugs since November 2011 as that was my last chemo pill that month.
I have been drug free since Nov. 2011 and cancer free for 3+ years.
Since my last dose of chemo, my cells recovered amazingly fast. Every single test came back amazingly good. That is everything except my platelets.
They have been fluctuating between 112 - 138 (140 is the minimum standard level) since November 2011.
2 months (August 2012) ago they hit the highest since November 2011 and that was 138 count. I just did a test recently (past few days) and they dropped back down to 112.
The last drug I was taking for maintenance cycle was Mercaptopurine (6-MP) and that was known to knock down the platelets levels. I took that one for a very long time (1.5-2 years) every single day.
In July 2012 my doctor said to do a BMB just to be safe about the fluctuating platelets and rule out the tension in the air. The BMB came back as clear and all was well.
It seems like it's just my body taking time to fully recover? Has anyone experienced this before? My doctor said if any relapse happens I will start to feel aggressive symptoms very fast and I have felt like a brand new 120% man since November 2011. Zero problems!
1) My Health and how I feel is 120%.