Day -2, rest day. From what? The only thing I am getting a rest from is pulling Dilbert around with me. But Dilbert sits at my bedside waiting for day 0 to go back on the job. I got more nausea last night and even though I getting zoffran iv, i got a pill called compazine, that seemed to take the edge off. I find myself fearing the complete lack of appetite I had last time, even though it may not happen this time. My counts so far,
White blood cells day -7 =6.0 now day -2 = 3.7 Normal 3.5 - 10.5
Absolute Neutrophils -7 = 3.1 3.4 " 1.5 - 8.0
Platelets 138 79 " 140 - 390
Hemoglobin 10.7 9.8 " 11'6 - 17.5
Absolute Neutrophils are the part of the whilte blood count that fights infection.
Platelets give you the ability to clot ( I get transfusions below 10,000 or 10 looking at it above.
Hemoglobin is the part of the redblood cells that carry oxygen ( I get transfusions when I go below 8 )
The counts will continue to drop for about two weeks at which time, Lord willing, the stem cells graft in the marrow and start producing clean, cancer free, blood.