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Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Blood counts prior to GSF

They took more blood test yesterday prior to giving me the Growth Factor. They do this to make sure that they don’t give me too many and the bone marrow would start to get pushed back out through the bone again into the blood stream. Remember I said that they were expecting my neutrophils on Wednesday to be around the 0.5 mark, well I had the pleasant surprise of seeing that at 0.9. So today they had taken some more bloods and I expected it to already be about the 1 mark.

They are also talking about taking me off the ondansetron pump (which is the anti sickness) as well as possible removing the Hickman Line shortly as well.

I have had one other problem though, I’m not sure if I mentioned in my last post, but my temperatures was slightly high, well that’s gone down again so doesn’t look like the start of any infection.

I hadn’t been sleeping very well over the last few nights and just couldn’t get to sleep either during the day or night. So I asked for sleeping talblets. Last night they worked as I managed to get a good few hours sleep. The only problem is that I seem to have come out in a rash. Nothing to worry about though I can change the tablets or stop them all together.

I will post again later on with todays neutrophils results once I have them

 

  3.9.2010 6.9.2010 07.9.2010 Target
Neutrophils 0.0 0.2 0.9 between 1 and 2 before I can go home, nearer 2 the better
Platelets 7 22 19 Normal is  between 150 – 400 but anything over 20 they don’t consider too much of problem as it will increase
Haemoglobin 11.6 10.6 10.1 They don’t seem to worry too much about this dropping slightly
White Cell Count 0.0 0.7 1.5  

3 comments:

  1. it seems wrong but i couldnt help but laugh at the way you describe things and feresaknit's comment made me laugh just now. You should seriously consider writing as a career. really good to know its all going perfectly (touch wood)

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