Low platelets…those damn low platelets!
I had my pre-chemo appointment today. My platelets were at 82 (a week ago, they were 100). If they’re under 100, I can’t start my chemo round for the month.
So, I have to have MORE blood drawn each week until they’re back up over 100. We have a vacation to Hawaii planned, so apparently, I’m getting a ‘reprieve’ from the toxic cancer killers this month. Luckily, everyone agrees that doing chemo while on a (planned pre-tumor discovery) vacation in Hawaii is just wrong.
AND my experimenting with things that might raise my platelets has been a complete failure. SO, maybe there really isn’t a way to increase them. I have been drinking Goji berry juice – some say it works. Not for me. I have been taking and iron and B12 supplement – some say THAT helps. Not for me. I avoid sugar and alcohol. I am eating my body weight in dark leafy greens, fresh fruits, etc. Nope, that didn’t work for me either – but I’m not going to stop eating them, because that would just be nutso.
Ah, hell. Now where did I put that Emergency clown nose?