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Neutrophil watch by Kelly Patient Expert by now. Apparently, my neutrophils took a huge dive shortly after Thanksgiving when I caught that cold virus..., however when my labs were drawn at my last appointment at UCLA (on Dec. 2) my neutrophils had dropped to 700...
Those darn neutrophils ... by Kelly Patient Expert from my oncologist. The numbers of neutrophils from my last blood draw (the Friday before) were very low... to get her on the phone. Sure enough, she answered and told me I had 700 neutrophils, and to forget about any trips...
Feeling Down by Kelly Patient Expert Down on neutrophils that is. Today my neutrophil count was still zero, and even my doctors... to help boost neutrophils, but I'm told that with my type of leukemia, they are not recommended...
Definitions by Kelly Patient Expert WHAT IS A NEUTROPHIL? A neutrophil is a type of mature (developed) white blood... cells help protect the body against diseases and fight infections. Neutrophils are essential...
Tease by Kelly Patient Expert My neutrophils are just tormenting me. Yesterday, on Valentines Day, I got the news that they had finally increased a bit to .1 (which equals 100 neutrophils - remember I need 500 to bust...
Depressed by Kelly Patient Expert Well, my Neutrophils have been holding at 100 since yesterday. All my other counts have increased dramatically, which is good and shows a trend. If my neutrophils get to 300 tomorrow, I can go home. I'm...
Medical Update by Angus Patient Expert Cancer routine. Yesterday hospital - neutrophil count down due to last week's Dexamethasone so off medication. As stated before, this is actually good as if the counts were "good...
Medical Update by Angus Patient Expert Kezia's neutrophil counts yesterday were still too low to go back on oral methotrexate and mercapturine. So she is off chemo altogether right now. Next week they go on holiday so no appointment
Still too low by Kelly Patient Expert My neutrophils are at 200 today, and still too low for them to let me go home. Praying they rise more tomorrow... or the next day...
Going home! by Kelly Patient Expert Well, I finally reached 300 neutrophils, and even though they would prefer 500, they are letting me go home today! Right now, Brett is trying to figure out a way to come up and get me. He is very busy...

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