Hi Trey: I am still in a quandary about my last blood test, but I do not see my Oncologist until around the 4th of July.
I am doing my blood work with a PCR test the end of June. My WBC was 3.0 and RBC was3.15 HBG 10.6 HCT 31.0,
and this has been my normal for years. I have no concern on that, but I did not like the 96 on the Platelets. I know I still have room there with that count. I think it was my filtration rate of 43 on the kidneys that bothers me the most. I did look back through quite a few years, and I have been in the 40 range before. I was hoping this would come back up on the next test.
I was also wondering if my doctor cuts me back to 200mg of the Gleevec, if it would help my numbers considerably.
Did you decide to cutback on your own, or was it under the advice of your doctor. Knowing you it was your idea. How long ago did you cut back to 200mg. I know you have maintained your PCRU at that dose.
My other question is if Gleevec comes in 200mg. I have only seen the 100 and 400 on the list when I order. I was also wondering about a 300mg. dose, but I do not think that would make much of a difference.. I have to see what she says, and I was wondering about cost on a lower dose. I am always looking for some answers to ease my mind.