Day +13

My WBC today was 7.0! My HGB dipped a little to 9.8, and the platelets are at 23. This chemo experience was a lot like Cytoxan, in terms of what it did to my counts, with the exception of the WBC, which got to 400 at its lowest.

Overall, the experience wasn’t as horrific as I imagined. I wouldn’t call it a vacation though. :)

I met someone here who had an allo transplant, which did not engraft. There was no match for her in the national registry. She had to use her son’s stem cells, which they said didn’t match. There were limited donors because she’s an African American. I wanted to find out if anyone has run a donor drive? I would like to try to help somehow.


  1. Gina

    The only donor drive I know about are the ones Hendrick Marrow program does with NMDP; they do them at the racetracks sometimes.

  2. idadome

    Wow, Beth, great with the WBC. Mine was down to 3.8 today but they’re not worried about it. On the upside, my hemoglobin was up to 13.4 and my platelets are up to 94.

    And, after a visit with the doctor next Monday, I get to go home !!!!!

    Hang in there. You’ll be home soon.



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