Nov 24, 2010 - 2:14 am
I am so bummed, my platelets just are not recovering. It has been 3 weeks since my 6th chemo. Today they went from 23,000 down to 21,000.
I have to go back for a bloodtest everyday that they drop, as they are closely monitoring me. If I hit 10,000 I have to have a platelet transfusion.
Has anyone had a platelet transfusion?
Has anyone that got this low with platelets and stayed there this long or longer? A week ago today my platelets were 26,000, they did go up once since, to 32,000, but two days later went down to 25,000 stayed there a day, and then kept dropping after that. My oncologist kept saying today he is so glad I am done with my chemos, because my counts took such a beating this time.
My white count did go up alittle bit so that was at least good news. WBC went up from 1.2 to 1.5 and neutrophils went up from 600 to 950. Hemoglobin went from 11.0 to 10.9 (I had transfusion on that last week).
For my follow up since I am done with chemo, I go back for exam and cancer marker test in 3 months, and they will discuss a possible ct/pet scan. My oncologist said need to wait awhile first to finish healing-and he also said these tests can sometimes be misleading with the kind of surgery I had (complete hysterectomy/removal of ovaries/fallopian tubes/and some lymph nodes).
Ladies, I need some encouraging words please.