Mar 14, 2013 - 9:02 am
Just found out I have Pancytopenia (low white,red,platelets). So bad that my heart isnt getting enough oxygen/blood, which is how I found this out, a trip to the ER with heart attack symptoms. Anyone else experienced this? My doctors never checked my blood levels, which seems annoyingly strange now. This can be caused by other (worse) things, but for now its assumed cause is the radiation. Radiation hits the bones, affects the bone marrows ability to do its thing (make / maintain the blood). At least thats my understanding so far.. Im a vegetarian, which apparently doesnt mix well with radiation. So im eating some meat now to help build up my blood levels. Im weak, short of breath easily, fatigue. Hopefully its temporary.