Topic: platelet count

Hi All,
Three months after she started chemo, and 6 weeks after she began cisplatin, my Mom's platelet count was too depressed for her to get her dose this week. This is no surprise. Frankly, we have been surprised that she has gotten this far with just fatigue and a tiny bit of extra hair shedding.

Question: has anyone had any luck with a more rest, better nutrition, anything else in getting the blood work back to normal?

God bless you all for helping, for caring, for patiently undergoing treatments.

Re: platelet count

sharpeilover......Until others have a chance to respond to your questions, you might want to take a look at this site:
http://www.chemocare.com/managing/low_blood_counts.asp

Best wishes,
Marion

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

Re: platelet count

Marion, This is an incredibly helpful post and website! Thank you so much, for this and ALL you do.

Re: platelet count

Marion,

I had been on the chemocare website a while ago, but missed this segment.  Thank you too for posting this.  It was a great reminder to check those areas out again.

Linda Z.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Re: platelet count

Hi Linda....you may have already seen this, but I thought to add it also:
http://www.chemocare.com/managing/taste_changes.asp

Best wishes,
Marion

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

Re: platelet count

Marion,

I didn't remember if I saw this one, but it was nice to have a refresher.

Thanks so much for being up on everything and helping all of us handle things better through knowledge.  It is so appreciated.  I have only begun my journey with this cancer demon and I'm stockpiling everything that I can for my future battles.

My heartfelt thank yous.

Linda Z.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain."