Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Broke the Record

Tonight I broke my record. Since getting out of the hospital in early June, I had not needed transfusion. Tonight, I was called into the clinic for transfusion. Laboratory results this morning reported my platelets had dipped to 39,000. In itself, the 39,000 number is not a signal for transfusion but a lumbar puncture and central line pull are scheduled for Tuesday and the platelets were too low for these procedures. I wanted to wait on my body. The platelets will come up but we've already tried that tack more than once and post-poned procedures. This time, I took the platelets. With a higher platelet count, my options increase. I can be ready for anything.

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