My white blood cell count is low, but good at 3.3 (norms 4.5-11); my hemoglobin is a tad low at 11.1 ( norms 12-15); and my platelets have recovered a bit to 77 (norms 140-440) - they were only 40 last Friday, 9 Nov 2012.
My creatinine was still high at 1.16 (norms 0.52-1.04), but I read that carfilzomib can also increase the creatinine level. My BUN is normal at 13 (norms 7-17) and my GFR (kidney clearance test) is 50 (norms: less than 60 for more than 3 months equals Chronic Kidney Disease). I haven't really been following the GFR results, so when I look back, the GFR has been abnormal for greater than 3 months indicating I have some type of kidney failure going on - UGH.
After RN Vicki heparin locked my IV, she wrapped it up for the night, so we could use it again tomorrow morning.I'm careful to wear a mask when I depart in to public places. I went to Walmart before the appointment and wore a mask the whole time - a little boy there stared at me and I was thinking he was thinking that Halloween was over and what the deal? My ANC (absolute neutrophil count is good at 2.50 (norms 1.9-8.8), however, I still do not have any immunoglobulins due to my 2 autologous stem cell transplants resulting in no immunity against most anything that might come my way - BETTER to wear the mask!
Arrived at the Quality Inn in Twin Falls near 5 PM and rested before I went out to get something to eat. My appointment at St. Luke's Hospital MSTI is tomorrow morning at 9 AM, so I won't have to drive home in the dark tomorrow afternoon.