Had a further blood test on Monday after a drop in Blood Pressure on Friday. The results show the Haemoglobin is holding up at 107 (normal is 120-150), the same as when I left hospital last Wednesday. My iron level has not improved and is still low at 14 (normal 20 – 500) and my platelets are also low at 106 (normal 150-400). Apart from loss of energy, I have the strange side-effect of wanting to lick concrete, or smell gravel dust. It is a normal symptom of low iron levels called Pica effect.
Otherwise I feel fine. I have been able to cut back the pain medication for the metastases by 50% to only one Panadol four times a day.