Neutropenic… Again

Just got the news from today’s blood test.  I am, once again, neutropenic.  Numbers are low.  They are hoping they don’t stay low for long, given that I’m on the neupogen.  Here’s crossing our fingers, toes, and whatever else you can cross, that I don’t get another neutropenic fever.  I haven’t had a fever atContinue reading “Neutropenic… Again”

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Neutropenic No More

It’s a good day.  Had a follow up ultrasound to check on the blood clots in my arm and hand and they are no longer there… yay!  Also had blood work done today, normal Monday thing, and just found out I am no longer neutropenic.  My platelets are up, and the other things are stillContinue reading “Neutropenic No More”

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Tired, But Plugging Along

Saturday and another day watching the US Open. Currently my most recent round of antibiotics (every six hours like clock work) is pumping into my vein. I’m blogging one handed on my iPhone with the WordPress App. Mom is down getting some lunch for herself. I just ordered mine…. Chicken noodle soup, crackers, and someContinue reading “Tired, But Plugging Along”

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Winging Her Way to England

Mom got here yesterday and then took Karen to the airport this morning. I didn’t blog yesterday… I haven’t been feeling that well.  Probably a combo of things… I’m stressed about Karen leaving, and I have been running a low grade fever on and off since yesterday.  We contacted the powers that be at oncologyContinue reading “Winging Her Way to England”

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Disappointed And Venting

So Karen just got off the phone with Nancy, my chemotherapy case manager.  Seems all my counts went up except my neutrophils, which went down from 810 to 770.  Everything else… up.  What does this mean?  I’m still neutropenic.  Yep.  Still neutropenic.  No going out for me without a mask.  No trips to Costco orContinue reading “Disappointed And Venting”

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A Tale of Two Counts

Went in for the blood draw today.  Counts are in and it’s a mixed bag.  My hematocrit and hemoglobin (red blood counts… RBC) are up a bit.  My platelets are down a little, but still in the normal range.  My white blood count however, along with the neutrophils, are down again.  I’m still in theContinue reading “A Tale of Two Counts”

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11

Tuesday… Blood results were as expected, I guess.  White blood cells and neutrophils are low, though I wasn’t in the neutropenic range yet.  We don’t know if they are still falling or going up, so we are acting as if I am neutropenic as they weren’t that low, but they were close enough.  My redContinue reading “11”

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