Yesterday I spent most of the day at my doctor's. I had lab and the appointment with him early. Then I had to come back for transfusions and didn't get out of there till 5:00ish. There was both good news and bad news on my blood counts. Neutrophils were 0.9. That is the best they have been since before I went to Italy last summer. This is wonderful! The bad news was that my platelets were down to only 2000. That is the lowest they have ever been.
I knew my platelets were low as I was bleeding and looked like a person with the measles who had been mugged. Little red dots and bruises all over. So I got transfused with 2 units of platelets and 2 units of red cells yesterday. Tomorrow I have to go back to have a CT scan and an MRI to be sure I have no internal bleeding or abcess that is causing the pain in my hip and shoulder. I'm thinking positively on that front! And I do hope we can figure out what is wrong with my hip. In many ways I am feeling better, so I'd like to be able to stand up and cook, etc. while I have the energy.
Yesterday is also the day my first potential donor was getting their blood drawn for testing. Vanderbilt told me that it will take about two weeks from when they get the blood before they will know if the person is a match for me or not. So things are happening!
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