This week's numbers
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
My CBC ( blood count) results from yesterday were mixed.
White blood count: 1.47, down from 1.58; not too much of a drop so I'm not worried about that at the moment.
Hemoglobin: After the blood transfusion I had on July 15th, it was 11.8 July 20, 10 on July 27, which was just last week, and yesterday, down to 9.4; if it keeps going at that rate, I'll probably need a transfusion next week. I was doing so good with going longer in between transfusions before I had started the Ibrance. I think that even though I stopped the Ibrance on July 13th, it's still affecting my blood. With the mets in my liver, I think it's taking longer to be filtered out of my body.
Platelets: These are actually GOOD this week! They were 65 last week, yesterday, TRIPLE DIGITS! 132! I would call that a great improvement, considering about 3 weeks ago, before my platelet transfusion, they were down to 10.
I had an appointment with my internist this morning; we talked about my decision to stop the Ibrance, and my recent lab work. He is concerned that the hemoglobin may drop even more before my usual CBC next Monday, so he wants me to get a CBC this Thursday also; that way, if the hemoglobin drops low enough requiring a transfusion, I can have it done on Friday and not have to feel so crappy with being too anemic over the weekend.
I slept better last night, and I'm slightly less tired today, but my energy level is still on the low end of what is normal for me. Thankfully, tomorrow there is nothing on my schedule so I can just stay home, and I can also sleep in a little bit if I want too. I did manage to get a chair workout in today though!