Monday, November 08, 2010

Monday Today

Four Mondays ago - I was very happy with my blood test results.
However, Monday today is a different story.
From a high 7.14, my WBC dropped to 3.0 (mild leucopenia)
From a borderline normal 4.23, my RBC is now 3.77 (mild normocytic normochromic anemia - whatever that is ...) even my red cells look weird (poikilocytosis).
Hemoglobin is now borderline low at 10.9.

The only cool thing, my ESR is only 4!
Means I am fat, there's no inflammation.

To be honest, I want to scream.
Next round of appointment, the doc may up my prednisolone again.
I will look like Ms. Michelin again.

Then again, who knows - my body will behave and things will be back to normal by the time I see the doctor in mid Dec.

Till then, la la la la la ... don't cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me (see up, Ms. Michelin ), don't cha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me ... don't cha ... - pussycat dolls (don't cha lyrics)


Kea said...

(((Bin))) There's not much I can write, can only send cyber-hugs and healing Light.

I hope your body IS back to normal by the time you see your dr in mid-Dec!

Whisppy said...

*Gulp*. That's a lot of scary medical terms.....wishing you the very best and that there's no need to up your prednisolone during your next appointment or I'll have to arrange a date with Ms Michelin! :)

Old Kitty said...

You have been so ill this past months - I mean not just with lupus but with shingles and migraines!!! Now your anaemic!!

I know the side effects of prednisolone is not very nice but it seems to help your blood cell levels stabilise. BIG BIG HUGS Bin!!!

Here's hoping that your red blood cell counts will settle to more borderline rather than dip under the norm. Oh Bin!! Take care

Katnip Lounge said...

Good golly, I wish there was something I could do...I'll send extra prayers your way, Bin. I'm hoping this is only a bump in the road for you and you'll have better numbers in December.
xx MomKat Trish

ABBY said...


All of us kitties will be purrin for you.

Abby,Boo,Ping,Jinx & Gracie

Mr Puddy said...

Good Job ! you done well...keep healthy, ms Michelin : )

Ginger Jasper said...

Big big hugs Bin. I so hope you will begin to feel better soon. I send huge big rumbly purrs for you and mum sends love.. Hugs GJ xx

Blackie007 said...

Oh dear, there's nothing I can do except send you healing thoughts and positive vibes. De-stress, relax and be whacky. And hopefully, your health will be back on track again. {{{hugs}}}

Jacqueline said...

Sending you big hugs and much love, sweet Bin...I hope you feel better soon and your tests are improved next time as well...xoxo...J
Kisses for sweet Lucky!!...xoxoxooxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

chokeLy said...

last check my ESR 26.
n also puffiness around my face
grrr... *_*