Triage RN Sandy helped me get this appointment yesterday and she really listened to me which I am so appreciative. She was able to get an order for type and cross for my blood type and an order a unit of packed red blood cells at the new higher threshold for transfusion of 9.0. They sent 0 Positive blood which is fine for my A Positive Blood Type.
AGAIN, thankful for volunteer blood donors!
She also got the ball rolling to have a bone marrow biopsy scheduled next week under conscious sedation. I will have the bone marrow biopsy next Friday, 26 Apr 2013.
My white blood cell count today is 2.1 (norms 4.5-11); ANC up to 1.25, but still low (norms 1.9-8.8; Hemoglobin down to 8.3 (norms 12-16); and platelets up to 45 from 39 (norms 140-440).
My M-Spike came from the University of Colorado Hospital this morning from 16 April 2018. It has doubled in 3 months from 0.4 to 0.8...not so good. Remember, I'm non-secretory, so an M-Spike of 0.8 may not look impressively bad until I have the percent of plasma cells in my bone marrow biopsy next Friday.
My M Spike was 3.0 on 18 May 2011 (just before my formal diagnosis).
Went food shopping and drove home in a light rain off and on. Really felt good while shopping and no shortness of breath.