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vinny59
vinny59 Member Posts: 1,032
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
    forme Member Posts: 1,161 Member
    Good news sort of
    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
  • vinny59
    vinny59 Member Posts: 1,032
    forme said:

    Good news sort of
    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

    trip
    Thanks Lisha, have a safe trip, sanitize your hands constantly!!!!! Vinny
  • forme
    forme Member Posts: 1,161 Member
    vinny59 said:

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

    Promise
    Hi Vinny,

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

    Lisha
  • dixiegirl
    dixiegirl Member Posts: 1,043
    forme said:

    Promise
    Hi Vinny,

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

    Lisha

    Vinnie
    Hang in there buddy. Give yourself time to heal. The counts will come back up soon I hope!
  • tcvine
    tcvine Member Posts: 174
    Hang in There
    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
  • merrywinner
    merrywinner Member Posts: 626
    Glad
    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.
  • vinny59
    vinny59 Member Posts: 1,032

    Glad
    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.

    lousy
    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
  • allmost60
    allmost60 Member Posts: 3,178
    vinny59 said:

    lousy
    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

    lousy
    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
  • truckingalong
    truckingalong Member Posts: 444
    Vit D Benefits
    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