Low counts persist.
Had a blood transfusion the following day. I wasn't having any of my "usual" low hgb side effects, which for me include a heaviness in my chest, but I had been feeling more fatigued. Does your body get used to being deprived of oxygen? Will it just readjust, and make due with less? What are the dangers when hgb falls below 6.5? What am I in danger of?
Also - as it seems that my dr seems to treat my most critical issue of the week (this week HGB won), so did not make any mention of it, but I've been noticing that the percentage of lymphocytes have been going up and up as the weeks go by. (Absolute lymphs are still within normal range, but lymph percentage was 76.3% on my last CBC. Is this just because all of my other percentages are so low? Neutrophils at 20.7% so are lymphocytes the only cells that aren't being suppressed right now?)
Also - Trey and Michael, you were both right. Dr. gave me a 4 day drug break, and reduced my Sprycel dosage to 50mg per day as of about a week ago. PCR number is still relatively high at 9.8, but heading in the right direction, so we'll see if the 50mg can be effective in stabilizing blood counts while simultaneously lowing the PCR.