Yes it is true. They are finally returning. Those white cells -neutrophils-(read about ’em here) and platelets (read about ’em here) are coming back. I was admitted to the hospital because my neutrophils were 10 (normal range is 1500-8000) and I had a fever. The fever indicated that I had an infection. I also have low platelets. Mine were 35,000 (normal range is 150,000-450,000) when I was admitted. I was started on IV antibiotics every 8 hours to fight the infection.
I am happy to say that my neutrophils are now 220 and my platelets are 49,000. I have been fever free for more than 24 hours. This means that I may get to go home soon. Maybe late tomorrow afternoon…….
I just want everyone to know that I don’t feel bad and as you can see from photos, I still have hair. I am not bored because I read and walk the halls. I even get to write how much I pee on the white board. Scott goes home every night because sleeping in this chair is not an option.