Apr 18, 2019 04:01AM FrackingHateCancerMPBC wrote:
Hi there Dee 1987,
I'm sure it happens all the time or often enough. I'm just offering support because it didn't happen to me.
My Hemoglobin & red blood cells dropped and my white went through the roof. I do not know why, in fact my platelets are still at 510. That I found out yesterday while clearing for reconstruct surgery.
I hear though that a 20% reduction and a move off of Adriamycin as well as sometimes going to 2nd generation drugs. Shortening cycles etc. This is because my doctor offered all these things. Is the Carboplatin for BRCA + ?
I'm still new to this. What does er 15% mean? Your estrogen receptors are positive but only at 15%? Is that low for estrogen? Are you considered ER positive then?
OK then. I think the doctor doesn't want to kill you, so lowers the dose. That's my limited understanding of how that works. Was it non-optional in that the doctor didn't give you a choice but simply said you have to change? Are you communicating well enough with your MO?
Someone else will answer your post with experience and insight. From me it's all questions, I'm like a bad cop bad cop tonight. Just always asking personal questions and now I am wondering is 1987 your birth year, high school or college graduation year? Don't answer it it's none of my business.
I am playing catch up with my school/work while the boob replumps or whatever it's doing. Shouldn't be writing on the forum this late. That said, I am participating more actively in my treatment since I joined up, and asking docs more questions and that is proven to increase positive outcomes in all illnesses across the board and this is my health so yada yada, it's a good thing. Yes I just did a whole thing there all by myself. I do need sleep.
Fracking out, pillow is calling. Welcome to this thing called life.