Ask Caroline, a Macmillan Nurse working with people who have Leukaemia, Myelodysplasia...
Jane is a haematology nurse with extensive experience in stem cell and bone marrow...
I went for my blood tests today and the white count is quite high at 15.2, whilst the neutrophils are only 0.3.
whites were 11.2 on Monday ,neuts were 6.5 .
Anyone else had this kind of fluctuation ?
My HB and platelets were in the normal range
Yes Mark, at times my counts were more confusing than Brexit is
Your Bone Marrow has been given a hard time during the process so it’s not surprising that it will have a pity me party for a while.
It was 13 months post second Allo before I heard “Well your blood results are all in the normal range”
Mike - Thehighlander
It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela
Just to add to what Mike says, I was always told not to focus on individual counts, you can get some pretty odd results. What is much more important is the trend. I don’t think it is connected to your readings, but I remember about 8 months post SCT my counts were still struggling and one reading came back saying the blood was was full of histiocytes. Cue lots of researching what they were, a few panicked moments, followed by the next reading showing everything going back to normal.
Let’s hope it’s just a one-off blip and you’ll be back on the right trajectory at the next one.
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Tests are only ever a snap shot of a small amount of your blood. Your levels change throughout the day. Minimise stress, get your beauty sleep and eat as well (healthily) as you can. A positive mind set can only help. Worry will deplete you more. Let your body take its time.
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