Ups and downs of blood tests

26 Mar

My appointment for chemo finally went ahead last Friday but not before more ups and downs. The previous week I was unable to have it because my platelets were under 75. I had another blood test on the following Wednesday and while the platelets had recovered, my white cell count and my neutrafils were down. (Neutrafils affect the bodies ability to fight infections) Fortunately, by Friday the neutrafils had scraped their way to the benchmark and I was able to have my appointment. This was my final one in Christchurch. The next one will be in Nelson at the hospital there following our move to Nelson on 1 April.

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