Definition of CHEMOTHERAPY
: the use of chemical agents in the treatment or control of disease (as cancer) or mental illness
It comes from the combination of chem for chemicals and hemo for blood - putting chemicals in the blood...
I too have low platelets and had to stop a previous attempt at this because the interferon (the old un-pegylated kind called Infergen - 3x/week) drop my platelets down to 6. My hepatologist said no more tx for me unless something new came along.
Then eltrombopag (brand name Promacta) came out for ITP and they tried using it off-label for Hep C (low platelets...
Yippee for you and make sure to share your story with all you meet. As we are all aware of, there is a critical shortage of donor livers out there and your story has the potential to increase the donor rate like no one else can
Enjoy your gift and live long and prosper!!!!
That sounds a lot my story except I quit drinking 18 years ago with the help of AA.
I thought my main problem was drinking and all I had to do was quit and everything would be ok.
I became what is known as a "dry drunk' which is someone who doesn't drink but never dealt with the underlying causes. That went on for 11 years and the last 5 year...
Took my shot the other night and ended up hitting a vein. Got my heart POUNDING but I made it through OK. Not a good rush at all and the worst sx's I ever had.
This ever happen to you?
Hope everybody has a wonderful weekend!!!
I have cirrhosis and was losing a lot of muscle mass because of it.
I work out now most days and do 40 minutes on an eliptical machine and a small amount of bodybuilding and have gained back my mass plus some! I don't overdo it as Hector suggests and I am on a beta blocker (propranolol 80-mg twice daily) so my heart rate doesn't get up more than ...
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