This morning I packed enough snacks to carry us through a full day and I'm glad that I did. Although our first appointment wasn't until 8:45am, we elected to get to the clinic at 7:30am just to give the labs enough time to process my blood. My lab review was set for 9am and we were pretty sure, based on prior experience, that the labs wouldn't be able to achieve a fifteen minute turn around. They did not disappoint.
My CBC showed up around 11am and it was quite the jump from Thursday. My wbc was 6.1, anc: 4.27, plt: 56, rbc:3.21, hgb: 10. Since there were 8% blasts in my differential Thursday, a white blood cell count of 6.1 was a little alarming. Since the differential wasn't ready at the same time as the cbc, we elected to wait for it. It showed up a little after noon with no blasts found. Hooray! As usual, Dr. Thomas was right about blasts being present because of marrow regeneration. As a result of my numbers, I don't have to have neupogen shots for the next little while. Although they really aren't a big deal, it gets tiresome to have little red dots appear at every injection site. It always makes me do a double take, because I forget that they're there.
As per usual, my magnesium was low, so I had to take home an intermate. Let me once again say how thankful I am that they're portable.
So, in a nutshell, all is well. Sunday is an off day, so I'm really looking forward to sleeping in. Monday, we hit the ground running, again.