Reynack/Blood Tests/Beth

April 8, 2008 at 11:16 pm

Oncologist wants to know what my Complete Blood Count is and what my auto-immune anti-bodies are. So she does and IgA, IgG, and IgM prior to infusion.
My IgM has been as high as 1500 and is now down to 800. Normal is under 250.
I had always been an active person and was used to exercising with weights prior to symptoms starting in Sept and dx in Nov 2007
It made me a little sick to my stomach to watch all of my muscles shrink and become very weak. So, I requested PT/OT to maintain what I had left and hopefully improve some.
I do a lot of stretching and some strength training, if one can call two pounds strenght training.
Guess it also makes me feel as if I’m doing something to help myself.

PT/OT is on hold until sometime in May and I will see how independent I’m am at present getting back to exercising. No one to urge me on so to speak.