Archive for February, 2015

Blood / CBC / Platelets

White blood cells:  0.7

Hemoglobin:  6.4

Platelets:  6

Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC): 0.3

 

Received 1 unit of platelets and 1 unit of blood.

Platelets

I received 1 unit of platelets.

CBC / Platelets

White blood cells:  0.5

Hemoglobin:  7.1

Platelets:  9

Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC):  Not checked if white blood cells are less than 1.0.

 

I received 1 unit of platelets.

I got my biopsy date today…the next biopsy will be done on March 4.

CBC

White blood cells:  0.2

Hemoglobin:  7.3

Platelets:  16

Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC): Not checked if white blood cells are less than 1.0.

 

For the first time in awhile, I did not need any platelets because I now had more than 10.

I vomitted again this day :(

CBC / Platelets

CBC:

White blood cells: 0.2

Hemoglobin: 7.3

Platelets: 2

Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC): Not checked if white blood cells are less than 1.0.

 

I received 1 unit of platelets.

I vomitted, which I am phobic about. I have not done so through most of my treatment, but this last round of chemo is kicking my ass. Yes, I am now charting when I vomit. What a life, huh?

Dr Appt / X-Ray

Too bad I couldn’t see the doctor on one of the days that I already have to be at the hospital. It’s about a 10 mile drive (one way), and the days that I get treatment my husband has to make 2 trips to the hospital…not to mention it’s very exhausting leaving the house, especially in the winter when your laundry isn’t getting done!

Update:

This appointment went well. We discussed the importance of getting dental work done prior to transplant. My case manager contacted my dentist, who confirmed that all work could be done in one day with minimal notice if my blood work gets high enough.

Her main concern was my smoking. They wanted me to stop all smoking immediately (concern of lung infection), which is pretty tough to do in some of those darkest days. It’s my one crutch and I’m having a really hard time with it. As most cancer patients who smoke weed will tell you…it helps immensely. No problem quitting, but then give me something that will help with as many side effects as it does, and I’m happy to not smoke. They prescribed me Marinol, which just puts me to sleep.

During the exam, my abdomen was so bloated that the doctor couldn’t even feel what she needed to. When I was finished with my appointment, I went down to have an X-Ray taken of my abdomen. The X-Ray basically showed that I was full of shit. I basically had a hard trail of poo pretty far up, and the ninja poo that I was having was just sneaking around that trail. Lovely stuff, feels great. I began taking Colace stool softeners 2 to 4 times a day, and Miralax 1 to 2 times a day…and that’s when I started wearing diapers!

The doctor also discussed timing for the next biopsy. She wanted to give my body a bit longer to recover. I was terrified of what the biopsy results might show. It really sucks waiting and wondering what’s going on inside your body.

It was around this time I started taking Oxycontin every 12 hours. I wasn’t feeling well at all, which my blood work shows. Unlike the other pain pills I’ve taken, this is time released, and must be taken on schedule. It doesn’t make me messed up like the other pain pills, but it makes me tired sometimes to the point where I will pass out eating, with food in my mouth…dangerous.

Blood / CBC / Platelets

CBC:

White blood cells: 0.1

Hemoglobin: 6.9

Platelets: 3

Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC): Not checked if white blood cells are less than 1.0.

 

I received 1 unit of blood and 1 unit of platelets.

Platelets

I received 1 unit of platelets.

Blood / CBC / Platelets

White blood cells:  0.1

Hemoglobin:  6.2

Platelets:  1

Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC):  Not checked if white blood cells are less than 1.0.

 

Received 1 unit of blood and 1 unit of platelets.

CBC / Platelets

CBC:

White blood cells:  0.1

Hemoglobin:  7.0

Platelets:  1

Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC):  Not checked if white blood cells are less than 1.0.

 

Received 1 unit of platelets also submitted a fecal sample to test for C-Diff, which is a nasty infection causing massive collidus. The test was negative. Let’s just say my poo was not as it normally was, and the ninja poo were creeping up on me (ninja poo: silent, undetected poo until visual surprise).