Just got home from a busy few hours out.  Thought I'd pop on and update on what went on at my appointment today.  My appointment was just with the nurse for liquid nitrogen on my toe but because of my last bloodwork I had to wait around to see the doctor as well.  My WBC count is getting really low again (1.7) as are my neutrophils (I forgot to ask for the number).  My doctor wants a close eye kept on these again with more regular blood testing but also she wants to get a hemotologist involved again.  I haven't seen one in a couple years since I had the bone marrow biopsy done.  She said she wasn't sure, but I may need to have another one done but she'll leave it up to the hemotologist.  The one I used to see has retired so not sure who I will end up seeing.  Anyway, that's what that was about.  I'm not too worried yet...it's been this low once before, I think...and I'm feeling well...or at least better then I have in years so I'm just going to take things one day at a time...get on with my life, do what I can, until such a time when I find out I can't.  I'm tried of isolating myself between the depression and fear of catching a bug that I couldn't fight off that I've decided I'm just going to do things anyway until a time when I'm told I can't.   That's my new attitude.  It is a little frustrating though. Oh, I'm not keeping track of the walk, and sleep goals on here anymore.  I've got a tracker form that I fill out daily for my Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, and Reproductive Mental Health physician....so it's kind of redundant to do it here too, but it's going pretty good.  :)

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deleted_user
deleted_user

Glad to hear the goals are doing well. Are your WBC\'s low due to the Lupus or the meds for the Lupus or something else?I\'m just nosey cause i\'m in the medical field. Keep well! love and hugs
Ellocin
Ellocin

I suppose it\'s related to the \"Lupus-like condition\" that I have... It\'s been ongoing for a few years now and all meds have been changed to one\'s that aren\'t likely to contribute to low wbc\'s.

No worries about being nosey...I\'m the same way, I blame it on having worked in the medical field too. :)
keepingon
keepingon

mAybe you should work on building up your immune system. Now is the season to eat right without it being costly. Increase your fresh fruits and veggies. I love watermelon and itis so good for you. ALso increase your vitamin C alot of meds strip our vitamins and we need to replace them.
Nan