After three Phlebotomies in 2016, John's FE is finally down within the mid-range of normal, 233. Will check it again next year.
His numbers were the best ever too. His platelets reached "normal" for the first time in 15+ years. I looked back at some of his blood work prior to getting SAA and his platelets were either just below normal or at low normal. His white count was up too. HGB remains steady. I've update the signature with the latest counts.
He did increase his intake of Vitamin K2 (15 mg of Thorne V K2) this summer so I wonder if that, coupled with the reduction of iron, has in some way helped move those counts.
Marlene, wife to John DX w/SAA April 2002, Stable partial remission; Treated with High Dose Cytoxan, Johns Hopkins, June 2002. Final phlebotomy 11/2016. As of January 2017, FE is 233, HGB 11.7, WBC 5.1/ANC 4.0, Plts 146K.
Last edited by Marlene : Mon Jan 9, 2017 at 03:50 PM.