So as I travel down this mysterious CML road, I become more confused than ever about what is supposed to happen, what does happen, and what could happen. Today's labs revealed my platelets have climbed 50,000 in three days, and white count has hit a pot hole, not moved a bit. sitting very soundly at 500. My unknowable mind wants to believe the platelets are once again going to sky rocket to the few million mark, like they did a few weeks ago without the Sprycel and Hydrea, but even if they did I can't take the meds with the white count so low. Do the platelets rebound quickly, or is the CML rearing it's ugly head. I am lost to most of this, but still believe if I would have been pulled from at least 1000 mg of Hydrea half way through this mess, the bottom may not have happened. So now, the white count is down, by the way, I was once again told to stay out of the public places and avoid contact with others, does it rebound as quickly as the platelets, or does it take it's good ole time heading back up the ladder?
I have read so much about beginning treatments, the meds and side effects, results less than positive because the meds work too well and a break is given till things begin to align themselves inside the body, but still confused about all of the happenings, not to mention how and why they happened. I am not even sure I have an intelligent question or two above, I just know I am discouraged with the events, and perhaps a bit nervous about not being on the Sprycel, it has been a week now.
Speaking of meds, no one, I mean no one told me to stop taking the aspirin, even when platelets were around 30,000, of course I did, I knew that much, but I have not been on the Sprycel for a week and no one has told me to stop taking the allipurinol. It is to wash the uric acid from the body and dead platelets, correct? Any advice if I should be taking it, I should ask, but get so annoyed I forget until after I hand up the phone.