Kicking AML’s Ass: Cycle 2 – there and back again

Posted by @ 7:12 pm on Tuesday 22nd March, 2016.
Categories: Illness and injury

Day Ward... Tuesday morning. Today. Blood tests and all that malarkey.

As predicted (by me) the tests indicated that I need more platelets. The docs didn't predict it (despite all of the trends of evidence at their disposal) and therefore didn't order some in advance (i.e. yesterday) from Sheffield, Liverpool or wherever. I really did waste today just being told to attend again for platelets on Thursday.

As to the bigger question of whether I'll be in or out, I'm out, regardless of what my neutrophil count is (we don't know, for some bizarre reason they omitted that part of the blood-test ?!?!?!? ). Currently, Ward 41 is full of ill people.

Day Ward... it's called that because no matter how much or how little treatment or testing you need, it always takes up enough time to screw up your whole day. Today stands as testament to that.

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