I am new to this forum, but am finding it very helpful reading!
I just wondered how you got on with your blood transfusion? I had my fifth (of 6) chemo sessions yesterday, but have also been told I need to have two units of blood as my levels are quite low, 9.3. I have to go back tomorrow to have this. How did you find it? I've been told it takes a long time and they have to monitor your temperature regularly, which always worries me!
Hoping you might be able to reassure me!
I was going to have a blood transfusion but they decided to stop my chemo instead and bring the rads forward then continue with Herceptin.
I don't think you have anything to worry about because a lady in my unit has to have them every 3 or 4 weeks for life because the chemo damaged her bone marrow for good. She says she feels wonderful for a week or so after it and starts to feel very tired and drained when she is due another one.
She has to plan holidays and events around her transfusions.
It's Emily here from Breast Cancer Care.
While you're waiting for responses on here, I thought I'd let you know that we have an email volunteer who had a blood transfusion. Her name is Karen and you can view her profile here which includes her email address if you'd like to email her about her experience of this.
Emily at Breast Cancer Care