Plateletpheresis - yorhonda

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Posted on September 10, 2012 View this journey (11 Experiences)

This was by far the worst part of the whole process althrough it was the best. Since I was in remission and doing well they wanted to take my platelets and put them on ice indefinitely in case it ever came back and I ever needed a transplant. This process took about two weeks. One of giving myself shots which was horrible, two times a day for seven days to increase my platelet count and one week of lying on a bed with both arms straight out unable to move, with long needles in each arm for about seven to eight hours a day. You couldnt really watch TV and couldnt move. Your arms and legs would cramp up and they would give you tums. The needles would have to be moved because the veins would collapse. In the end my body wouldnt give them the platelet count they wanted to have but they are still sitting in a freezer in the hospital.

Went as Expected: Disagree
Minimal Recovery: Agree
Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree

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