PET Scan and Platelets

September 6, 2013 in Lymphoma by Jeffry Reed

So last week I could barely get around. Just standing up was impossible. Last Wednesday my levels were low and I needed blood. On Friday instead of getting blood drawn at Texas Oncology I was sent to the infusion lab at Baylor and had lab work done there.

Hemoglobin was 6.2 and Platelets dropped to 3,000 from 13,000 according to Baylor on Friday. I had no idea platelets could be that low and somebody still be alive.

So I made it through the weekend, and still felt like crap so back to Baylor on Tuesday (9/3) for MORE blood and platelets. Platelets were 15,000 and Hemo was 7.2.

I feel much better now…….not sure what my counts are but I can promise you when your platelets get below 15,000 you will feel it down to your core.

Yesterday, Thursday the 5th of September I did another PET scan. Today we find out the results. I am trying to be positive but I’m very worried. Dr. Oommen wanted me in remission by this point and I can tell I am not. I’ve had some really bad night sweats lately and night sweats are the number 1 sign for Lymphoma cancer. Reta is trying to be positive. Appointment is at 2:00 p.m.

I’m nervous as hell. I want it to be a good scan, but I’m trying to be realistic. I guess I would rather be surprised then let down so I’ll just stick with being worried for now.

I’ll report back later today I guess.