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Hi BB 533,
It can take some time for the bloods to return to baseline after a bad infection. As you say, everyone is individual and the sequence of recovery can be different. After chemo, blood levels may never fully return to 'normal' levels, but are high enough for a person to function very well.
If your hubby is to get more chemo, it would be unwise to go back into the working environment, especially at the moment when there are so many germs around! Every haematologist has their own level that they like patients to be at before returning to work- your CNS will be able to advise you.
As for the Chemo brain- this is very common and par if the course for many. Especially after a bad infection. It may be better if M is having concentration issues, that he doesn't drive for a wee while! I think he may be pushing himself a wee bit too hard- sepsis takes a while to recover from and he needs to cut himself some slack.
There are alternative therapies available locally through your local Macmillan or Maggies centres. Or your CNS will know of local, smaller charities that may provide therapies or grants.
I hope this helps, if you have any more questions, come back to me
Caroline - Macmillan Information Nurse Specialist
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