Good CBC. As part of my new myeloma regimen, we do a CBC with differential at the end of each of the first three weeks, just before taking the next dose of the Primary Drug. I get that done at the local clinic, with the results sent to Mayo Clinic.
I'm not a doctor, but I know what my doctors want to see in the CBC, and by that standard I'm doing great:
- White blood count is 5.8 k/uL, higher than I remember seeing it in years and well within the reference range.
- Neutrophils, which have been lower than they should be and which we have watched with apprehension, are 3.5 k/uL, perfectly normal.
- Platelets are 172 k/uL, on the low side but about where they have recently been and also well within the reference range.