Trey mentioned that PLT are one of the last things to get "back to normal" after TKI treatment. I was wondering what the average time is for them to rise. Mine stay at around 20,000 since last Aug (with the switch to Sprycel). They were a little higher when I was on Gleevec (40,000-50,000). So, I have been low since just after dx (the meds knocked them down very quickly from about 600K). It has been 18 months. Is this slow regrowth something to be concerned about?
Also, cell turnover seems to be sluggish all over my body. I feel like I am a zombie with flesh rotting as I am living. This is especially so in my mouth. Since Sprycel, I have been suffering from constant, gaping mouth sores. I have already lost all the weight I have gained. Now I am getting back to very skinny. It is kind of like feast or famine for me with food. For the week I don't have bad sores, I gorge. The rest of the time I am on a pure liquid diet (hee, hee, can think of some jokes here---maybe I should really hit the bottle).