Happy Memorial Day to everyone and happy six month anniversary to me. Hard to believe how quickly these six months have flown past! We’re headed over to my niece’s for a celebratory cookout shortly.
I completed my 4th post transplant Vidaza cycle last week. My complaints are the same – fatigue, achiness, nausea, constipation. Thankfully, nothing serious. My liver counts are holding well. Blood work as of May 23 showed:
Bilirubin 0.8 (normal 0.0 – 1.2)
AST 64 (normal 0-40)
ALT 61 (normal 0-40)
Alkaline Phosphatase, S 159 (norm 25-150)
The CBC was a little screwy again with the very high platelets and low whites and reds but it all appears to be part of the Vidaza treatments:
WBC: 3200 (norm 4500-10500)
Granulocytes (~ANC): 1500 (norm 1400-6500)
Platelets: 671 (norm 150-450)
RBC: 3.28 (norm 4.00-6.00)
HGB (hemoglobin): 12.0 (norm 11.0-18.0)
HCT (hematocrit): 35.8 (norm 35.0-60.0)
The only really worrisome count was ferritin. It is supposed to be 13-150 and mine was 2426! However, my serum iron levels are normal. This is something I’ll get retested and discuss with the transplant team when I see them on June 2. I’ll also have a bone marrow biopsy and lots of other blood work then, although most of the results won’t come until later.
My hair is growing, albeit slowly. I’ll post some more recent photos sometime soon.
Not too much going on here right now. The weather has turned summer hot and humid already, not much of a spring. We’re hoping for some cooler temps before the heat settles in for the rest of the summer.
Time for us to go now.
Day +159 tagline:
Mama, I’ll Sing One Song for You, Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (no one IDed)