I thought it would be cool to add little charts of my latest blood counts to the blog. You can find them on the right-hand column. Hopefully it will help give people a better understanding of what we're dealing with, since I know that for me, looking at the charts is the clearest way of visualizing this disease. It's also kinda cool. I'll try and keep the charts up to date.
The 3 charts show: ANC, HGB, and Platelets. ANC is Absolute Neutrophil Count and measures the bacteria-fighting capabilities of your blood (neutrophils are one of the white blood cells). HGB is short for Hemoglobin, and measures the oxygen-carrying capabilities of your blood (hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells). And platelets measure the clotting capability.
Below are all the charts: