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Unread 03-14-2007, 07:52 PM
Low Red Count and NO Platelet Count

Luckily my oncologist had me come in yesterday for another CBC because he was concerned the prior week.

I waited as the nurse said (I told her I was having bleeding problems) and then she came out with an envelope and said I needed to go right up to the hospital for transfusions of red cells and platelets. The red cell count was 8.5; plateletx, which in a non-cancer person should be at least 150,000, were 2,000.

I went over and got admitted, refused the wheelchair or escort "in case you don't feel well en route" and left 6.5 hours later full of blood and platelets.

Not sure what this is going to mean in two weeks for the next scheduled carboplatin or if my body is just totally worn out.

I'm still tired and have to watch scratching or bumping; I look like I've been in a rather rough bar fight.

I lookback and now can see maybe there was some internal bleeding too. Hope to ber better soon.
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Unread 03-14-2007, 08:12 PM
Low Red Count and NO Platelet Count

Margaret, I hope you are well and strong again soon. The transufusion should make a big difference for you. It sounds like your doc is on top of everything and taking good care of you.
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Unread 03-14-2007, 08:15 PM
Low Red Count and NO Platelet Count

Margaret,

Hopefully, this tranfusion will help and give your body a chance to catch up. Take good care of yourself.

Sending you lots of warm, positive thoughts.

Lyn
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Unread 03-14-2007, 09:47 PM
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I'm so sorry that you are going through all this, Ellen. So happy, though, that they are keeping close watch on you and that there are options to help get you back on your feet. I hope you're feeling better soon!

Best,
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Unread 03-15-2007, 06:05 AM
Low Red Count and NO Platelet Count

Dear Ellen,

Sending you best wishes to feel better very soon.
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Unread 03-15-2007, 06:17 AM
Low Red Count and NO Platelet Count

Oh Ellen.

I'm so sorry you have this to deal with now..but man am I ever thankful that your oncologist is right on top of things! Do you feel superhuman now that you have a refill?

Just get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids, and really treat yourself like the special somebody you are.
xoxoxo
k9
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Unread 03-15-2007, 06:59 AM
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Huge s Ellen

I'm sure the infusion of those packed RBCs will increase your energy very quickly. But until those platelets rise, I would like you to wrap yourself in cotton and be very still.
Hopefully the platelet infusion has already made a difference.
Thinking of you!!

oxoxox karenann
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Unread 03-15-2007, 01:54 PM
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Hi Ellen, so sorry to hear about those blood counts. I had to have a lot of platelet transfusions while on treatment also and a few red cell transfusions. My platelets were really stubborn but the lowest mine ever got were 5,000. Almost every time I got chemo, I would have to go across to the hospital for a transfusion. The onc put me on neumega for a while but the side effects for me were gosh-awful so back to the transfusions I went. I hope this won't be an every time thing for you. Do you know how many more treatments you will be having? As always, I wish you the very best and hope you are soon feeling better.
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Unread 03-15-2007, 04:53 PM
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Hi Ellen,
I hope all went well with the transfusions. Aren't you om Arinesp for the RBC's? You are in my prayers.
Bertha
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Unread 03-15-2007, 06:10 PM
Low Red Count and NO Platelet Count

s Ellen

You have been thru so much already. Enough is enough!!!

I hope this treatment of blood will get you back to feeling good again.
How's the carboplatin doing?

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