I was at PMH yesterday for my consultation with Dr. Yee. My blood counts are abnormally low, despite being on a reduced dose of Gleevec (400mg).
WBC = 2.4 (normal is 4 – 11 bil/L cubed)
platelets = 26 (normal is 150 – 400 bil/L)
hemoglobin = 85 (normal is 120-160g/L)
neutrophils = 1.2 (normal is 2.0 – 7.5 bil/L)
Because of these extremely low counts, I am unable to fight infections properly, have shortness of breath and fatigue, and my blood will have a hard time clotting, among other things. So, Dr. Yee did a bone marrow biopsy, hoping that the results will provide some answers. In the meantime, it’s another 7 days of waiting!