My aunt has myelofibrosis
Thursday, April 04, 2013
My aunt has cancer ( bone marrow) her cough has gone away and no sweating and her appetite has improved she looked better today more alert.
If you allow me to do one favor very breifely ....Thank you Ocean_Mist for gentle reminder on my aunt.. You read my mind....I was just about to repley on it tonight!
Ok ...Back to my aunt....She has rare condition ( thickness of the blood ( her case red blood cells) polyicimica Vera? Forgive the spelling) for most of her life. She has been taking a chemo drug for about 20 some years to keep the thickness under control and take blood each month ( yay) or once a week ( ugh) depending on her blood numbers.
Well lately her blood numbers has been wacky so that why there was tests going on for the last few weeks. First time her white blood cells were High -- Blood doctor say increase one more dose- the next week her numbers dropped about 50 points - whoa the doctor/aunt was schocked. They checked her numbers again but it good . Next day blood results more stable 3 point drop ok ... That was last week.
So the speicalist answer is silmar to the blood doctor. So far stay on cheo drug your on and keep an eye on things for while.
Yesterday the specialists said myelofibrosis.
So not sure if good or bad on myelofibrosis -- ( if anyone is a nurse reading this medical 101 please)but I'm somewhat encouraged by her improvement of her sympotoms for today.
Maybe that's enough for now ( grateful tears falling in my cheeks as I write this)