Nov 07, 2012 - 12:50 pm
I was refractory to R-CHOP, and now am working towards R-ICE salvage therapy and an auto transplant. However, I'm in this dubious holding pattern that is keeping me from starting my R-ICE.
My white blood cell counts are too low! The strangest thing is, I haven't had chemo since September. I just had my bloodwork done this morning, and my WBC came back as 1.2. If my numbers aren't higher by Friday, I will have to have another bone marrow biopsy.
I have been in the hospital twice in the past month with febrile neutropenia. Each time to be released, and then the WBC levels drop again.
I'm starting to get nervous here-- has anyone else had experiences like this? Have they killed my bone marrow?